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Published on 22 June 2017
Pasijah (45), sits inside her house submerged by rising sea levels at Bedono village, Indonesia. Pasijah, with her family has been twelve years living in her flooded home, she can not leave her house because she has no money to move to another place. Villagers cross the bridge at the land which has been sinking below sea level at Bedono village, Indonesia. Karimah (52)…
Published on 22 June 2017
JAKARTA - Expanding aquaculture in South-East Asia over the last two decades has been the main driver of mangrove loss in the world, says a study published in PLOS One this month (June).The study, conducted by a team of scientists at Global Mangrove Watch (GMW), mapped the distribution and changes of mangrove ecosystems in the world during 1996 — 2010 using satellite imagery. The team…
Published on 22 June 2017
“[The lawsuit] goes against the constitution’s mandate to guarantee for the nation a good and healthy environment,” said Nur Hidayati, executive director of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI). The group had filed to intervene in the case along with other NGOs. The business groups — GAPKI and the Indonesian Association of Forestry Concessionaires (APHI) — had sought to achieve two policy objectives. To…
Published on 22 June 2017
The ambassadors visited Kalla to ensure Indonesia’s commitment to the Paris Accord and follow up the climate change mitigation action plan. According to Kalla, Indonesia’s commitment to Paris Agreement remains unchanged although US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from the accord. Even without the US, Kalla believes that there will be issues with the Paris Accord implementation “in terms of carbon trading and others.”…
Published on 15 June 2017
Other factors affecting the country's coral reefs include destructive fishing activities using explosives, water pollution, and development activities in the coastal areas. Based on data from verification and analyses conducted in 108 locations and 1,064 stations across the Indonesian waters, 6.39 per cent of the country's coral reefs are in excellent condition, 23.40 per cent in good condition, 35.06 per cent in moderate condition, and…
Published on 15 June 2017
“If we can change the incentives and the way financing for energy works in those six countries, we can potentially have a huge impact on how much carbon we put in the air. We call this our ‘following the carbon’ initiative. We have to make progress in these six countries,” Kim said during the Spring Meetings on Thursday. Those countries are known to contribute significant…
Published on 9 June 2017
The protest was carried out on Wednesday. Didit said the United States was the second largest contributor to gas emissions after China, adding industries in United States were even the largest emitters from the 1850s or the era of Industrial Revolution until 2010. The United States would play a serious role hampering the global efforts to check rising global heat, he said, adding the policy…
Published on 6 June 2017
"In the end, successful and continuous peatlands conservation relies on each sector’s willingness to acquire new knowledge and collaborate." Joiada Cruzate, SciDev.Net Most of Indonesia’s peatlands have been drained to develop plantations and agricultural fields. Whether by big corporations or small-scale farmers, these activities are behind the forest fires that have become a seasonal phenomenon. But what could grow in infertile, carbon-rich and waterlogged soil…
Published on 5 June 2017
Better diets Conservation agriculture is being adopted in other places, including Siberia which has millions of hectares of degraded cropland and Canada, where crop rotation has added organic nitrogen to the soil and broken cycles of pests and diseases. In Indonesia, growing nutritious plants as cover crops has improved the diets of Pemongkong villagers, with many now eating long beans, soya beans and mung beans…
Published on 23 May 2017
Obviously, current agriculture fires on peatlands in the Indonesian archipelago do not fall in this category. They cause, in order of importance, health disasters, displacement of people, food production issues, business disruptions, land degradation, climate impact, political turmoil, and upset international relations. Clearly, hoses and water bombing are not going to make a key difference to put out the fires (rains will be needed), and…
Published on 21 May 2017
The canal dug through the Sungai Putri forest by PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa. Photo courtesy of International Animal Rescue. The governor asks in his letter for every timber plantation firm whose permit precedes Jokowi’s signing last December of a new peat regulation, and that had started operating by then, to be allowed to proceed as usual. Greenpeace forest campaigner Ratri Kusumohartono pointed out that Cornelis…
Published on 16 January 2017
Over the last two years, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific has been working closely with local universities and training institutions to deliver the five-day UCCAR training course, which aims to build the capacity of urban local governments to address climate change and accelerate their efforts to integrate climate change resilience into local strategies. The course helps local government officials and practitioners better understand urban development and climate…
Published on 9 January 2017
Less than one year after its adoption, the Paris climate agreement has entered into force, with some 175 countries already on board. The next step will be to begin implementing the commitments each country has made. In South-east Asia in particular, regional cooperation will be critical to address certain issues that transcend national boundaries. One of the largest obstacles to climate change efforts in South-east…
Published on 20 December 2016
The move is expected to slash greenhouse gas emissions and prevent disastrous peat fires that have plagued the Southeast Asian nation in recent years. Recent studies suggest that the 2015 Indonesian peat fires affected 43 million people, caused over 500,000 people to be treated for respiratory disease, and led to US$ 16.1 billion in overall economic damage (twice the value of the Aceh Tsunami Reconstruction)…
Published on 19 October 2016
In order to address these threats, strategies that the government initiative have come up with include the assessment of a Giant Sea Well (GSW) to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal inundation. As a result of climate change, there is an increasing need to ensure infrastructure resilience, sustainable water resources management, and provision of improved disaster management capabilities. With DHI’s comprehensive expertise…
Published on 11 October 2016 Indonesia
Preferring to supply technical assistance and guidance rather than financial support, London-based Climate and Development Knowledge Network is one of the many organizations assisting Indonesia with its climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. CDKN’s chief executive Sam Bickersteth, however, thinks deforestation efforts in Indonesia have garnered a lot of attention already. His organization therefore is mostly focusing on other areas that have largely…
Published on 20 September 2016 Indonesia
A worker pours water to extinguish a fire burning through his pineapple plantation in Tanah Putih, Riau, on June 26, 2013. (Reuters Photo) Human consequences Though generally framed as an environmental issue, for Indonesia the specter of human-induced climate change must be thought of as a multidimensional challenge as it has immediate and long-term economic, strategic and social implications. In terms of economic effects, there…
Published on 20 September 2016 Indonesia
“For Indonesia burning, it was the most significant event that we’ve seen during the 15-year satellite record,” according to Robert Field, a Columbia University research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies who specializes in climate modeling and fire science. “The smoke plume stretched halfway around the world at the equator, and the fire-prone areas were blanketed in really thick smoke for six…
Published on 13 September 2016
Rizal Effendi Lukman, the deputy for international economic cooperation at the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister, said the bilateral offset credit mechanism would amount to US$150 million during its three-year implementation in Indonesia. He said the mechanism would allow Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by helping Indonesia cut its carbon ( CO2 ) emissions. Rizal added that since 2013, 108 project feasibility studies…
Published on 5 September 2016
Read the article here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/26/indonesia-reducing-transboundary-haze/ Source: The Star Online | 26 August 2016
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