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Published on 7 May 2019
The number of hotspots in restored peatlands in Indonesia has dropped by nearly 93 percent since 2015, on the back of restoration efforts. The figure was revealed on Thursday (May 2) by the head of Indonesia's peatland restoration agency Nazir Foead, on the sidelines of the 6th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources. Indonesia in 2016 launched an initiative to restore peatlands as part of efforts to tackle…
Published on 7 February 2019 Indonesia
Researchers surveyed 250 plants in Indonesia's Kutai National Park. Over 1,000 orangutans are thought to inhabit the park, as well as other rare animals such as the Malayan sun bear. "Selecting which species to plant is a significant contribution to restoring the health of this ecosystem," said study co-author Douglas Sheil. "Of course, the reasons why forest cover was lost in the first place…
Published on 23 August 2018
Global CO2 emissions continue to rise, reaching 33.4 Billion tons last year. Yet, many will be startled to learn that America easily leads the world in reducing CO2 output. Our reduction of 794 million tons over the past decade is a 1.4% annual rate of decrease. The Shale Revolution has certainly helped, although U.S. CO2 emissions in 2005, long before Shale started to have its…
Published on 8 August 2018
Although Indonesia is the world’s third largest grower of rice, it still must import rice almost every year, mainly to keep reserves at a safe level. The main reasons for the gap can be traced to farmers using non-optimal production techniques and to the fact that each person in the country consumes an average 150 kg of rice per year – an…
Published on 16 July 2018
The workshop used Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and the Talanoa dialogue as tools to gather reliable information from national and local government representatives. Climate planning and implementation can also benefit from the capacity building of local and national staff. It is important to ensure that they are knowledgeable about climate issues and the role that their organization or office plays in addressing these issues…
Published on 12 July 2018
Tree Plantings Key Coffee wants to add new strains to the existing five varieties of Arabica trees on the farm so the quality and quantity will be maintained even under abnormal weather, he said. For production of good-quality Arabica, temperatures need to stay between 18 degrees and 21 degrees Celsius throughout the year, with annual rainfall of about 2,000 millimeters and a wide gap between…
Published on 25 June 2018 Indonesia
A statement from the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney received by Antara here on Saturday mentioned that the launching ceremony was attended by the Consul General of RI in Sydney, Heru Subolo.This collaborative program has been developed by the Griffith Asia Institute under the leadership of Professor Caitlin Byrne as the director of the institute.This three-year program includes four main activities, namely high-level dialogue; joint…
Published on 20 June 2018 Indonesia
In a new study, which will be presented at the upcoming Blue Carbon Summit in Jakarta on July 17 and 18, Daniel Murdiyarso, a principal scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and a student from from Indonesia’s Bogor Agricultural University and the country’s National Nuclear Energy Agency, determined that sediment in mudflat, fringe, and interior mangrove systems in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province…
Published on 19 June 2018 Indonesia
In some Indonesian villages on Borneo Island and Java, people cut down trees along the banks of rivers to sell or use for fuel. Without the trees there as a buffer, the soil erodes into the streams, swallowing up the water or turning it murky brown. At the same time, these islands are experiencing more instances of intense rain and drought, making it more difficult…
Published on 7 June 2018 Indonesia
As part of the initiative, religious leaders will visit prayer groups across the country to preach about the importance of reducing plastic waste, explain how plastic waste can worsen the severity of natural disasters such as floods and landslides, and encourage consumers to switch to traditional bags, made from materials such as rattan and bamboo. “We have local wisdom about these things in Indonesia,”…
Published on 15 May 2018
Read more. Source: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) | 15 May 2018…
Published on 27 April 2018
"People tend to think that most of the disruption will come from heat going into the oceans, which, in turn, will alter wind patterns," said James Randerson, UCI's Ralph J. & Carol M. Cicerone Chair in Earth System Science. "We have found that large-scale changes in rainfall can, in part, be attributed to the way tropical forests respond to the overabundance of carbon dioxide humans…
Published on 24 April 2018 Indonesia
The quaint and bucolic city is home to at least 5.7 million people (2017 State Statistics). Located just 60 kilometers south of Jakarta, Bogor is often seen as the extension of the capital itself. The current President, Joko Widodo, who hails from Bogor, is known to hold office there. A busy city whose residents are mostly part of the working force, a considerable portion of…
Published on 11 April 2018 Indonesia
Burden of proof Under the revised Criminal Code, a previously closed loophole that would allow polluters and other environmental violators to evade criminal charges on a technicality has been reopened. “It’ll make it difficult for law enforcers to prove that someone has violated the law,” Reynaldo said. He gave the example of a company that was caught polluting: If the company doesn’t have a…
Published on 10 April 2018 Indonesia
Writing about the findings in the recent Science of the Total Environment journal, researchers examined the risks to seagrass meadows throughout the vast Indonesian archipelago that makes up a key part of the famed Coral Triangle -- a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean. This area is widely known as the center of the world's biodiversity and the meadows are the 'Prairies…
Published on 28 February 2018
Armed with new research, a team of scientists has been working with Indonesian governments on conservation management. Jellyfish are a common sight in ocean waters, but they also live in rare marine lakes, like this one, recently discovered in West Papua, Indonesia. Marine lakes are small bodies of seawater that are completely landlocked. There are about 200 marine lakes in the world, and less than…
Published on 15 February 2018
Coral reef tourism has a global value of US$36 billion per year, according to a scientific study mapping the global value and distribution of coral reef tourism. This study, published in the Marine Policy journal in August 2017, concluded that 30 percent of the world’s reefs are valuable to tourism. Indonesia has a thriving coral reef tourism industry and also has the second largest manta…
Published on 12 February 2018
But buying ethically sourced products is not as straightforward as it might seem, according to Stanford researchers who undertook the first large-scale analysis of sustainable sourcing practices. While more than half of the global companies surveyed apply sustainability practices somewhere in their supply chain, according to the study, these efforts tend to have a much more limited reach than consumers might imagine given media…
Published on 25 January 2018
Read more here http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/01/25/narrow-stress-rule-law-fails-protect-peatland.html Source: The Jakarta Post | 25 January 2018
Published on 25 January 2018
A filling station selling biodiesel. Photo by Robert Couse-Baker/flickr. Biofuel policies Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, is currently pushing for increased domestic consumption of biodiesel that contains the vegetable oil. The policy calls for a minimum bio, or palm oil, content of 30 percent in all diesel sold in the country by 2020, up from the current requirement of 20 percent. This…
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