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Scientists have criticized the government for failing to prepare farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change, which could have a major impact on the country’s food security. 

Unseasonal rains are expected to wreak havoc on the country’s rice, cocoa, rubber and palm oil production this year. 

Dewa Ngurah Suprapta, president of the International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences, said on Monday that funding for research into the issue had been woeful.

Read more: Farmers Seen Left Out in the Cold on Climate Change

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The Jakarta Futures Exchange is studying the possibility of setting up its own carbon trading futures which would be a key move to develop the country's carbon trading market, an exchange executive said on Wednesday.

There is no carbon trading market in Indonesia now, although there are several projects to earn carbon offsets under the U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) scheme.

Read more: Indonesia's JFX eyes carbon trading futures

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Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Stoere signed here Monday a declaration to boost bilateral cooperation and to join hand in hand in tackling global problems.

“We have a very close relationship. But what we want to see now is that both countries can work together to help find solutions to global problems,” Marty told a joint press conference after the meeting. 

Read more: Indonesia, Norway strengthen bilateral cooperation

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