Welcome to SEARCA Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia (KC3)

Indonesia

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…
Published on 15 January 2018
The Indonesian government declared that the area of peatlands burnt in 2017 declined significantly compared to previous years. After a disastrous fire two years ago, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry urged plantations to block canals and to build water retention basins and wells in peatlands. Additionally, the government attempted to restore degraded peatlands by issuing Government Regulation (PP) No. 57/2016, which amended a 2014…
Published on 12 January 2018
This year’s projection is a wide deviation from the country’s target to reign in coal production to preserve resources and mitigate climate change. Indonesia’s medium-term development plan (RPJMN) for 2015-2019 dictates that the country produce only 406 million tons of coal. Many domestic miners are only now starting to extract coal as they have waited years to receive production licenses, only recently granted, said Bambang…
Published on 11 January 2018
Researchers in Germany say greater flood defenses are particularly needed in the United States, parts of India and Africa, Indonesia and Central Europe. River floods are already one of the most widespread and damaging forms of natural disasters around the world. Using computer simulations, scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research say the number of people affected by the worst 10 percent of…
Published on 4 January 2018
This is the rationale behind Indonesia’s mitigation measures which heavily focus on land use, land use change and forestry and energy-derived emissions where 80 percent of the national emission reduction actions focus on the LULUCF. Let’s look at the progress of Indonesia’s emission reduction from deforestation in the last decade. Indonesia’s climate journey was especially marked in the G20 meeting in 2011 through its statement…
Published on 21 November 2017
The Southeast Asian nation is home to some 260 million people, fourth after China, India and the U.S. Nearly 90 percent of them identify as Muslim, according to 2010 census data. Indonesia also has some of the greatest expanses of rainforests, peatlands and mangroves — carbon-rich environments that are rapidly disappearing as industry expands. “The environmentally friendly mosque or ‘eco-mosque’ program is expected to instill…
Published on 13 November 2017
The Indonesian government has made a commitment to reduce emissions by 29 percent and up to 41 percent by 2030 with support from other countries. Restoring its peatland ecosystems makes up a good part of that target. Budi Satyawan Wardhana, planning and cooperation deputy at BRG, said in his presentation at the UN Summit that his agency will restore around 2.5 million hectares…
Published on 12 November 2017
With temperatures and sea levels rising alarmingly, putting 2,000 of the country's islands and 42 million households at risk of drowning by 2050, one would expect environmental news to top the agenda in Indonesia. But when you look at mainstream media there, it is hard to find stories that go beyond catastrophes like forest fires or mudslides, examining who and what is behind them…
Published on 10 November 2017
At the event, Arief Rabik, founder of the Bambu Lestari Foundation, said planting bamboo was a very effective way to rehabilitate degraded land and absorb and store carbon dioxide, adding that citizens could reap economic benefits from cultivating the plant. The discussion was held on Tuesday at the Indonesia Pavilion set up by the Indonesian delegation at the UN Climate Change Conference ( COP23 )…
Published on 25 October 2017
Rubbish trucks clear the streets twice a day, while residents have made sorting and recycling their household waste a habit. “We were among the dirtiest cities in Indonesia. This made us very embarrassed and determined to change the situation,” former city mayor Asrun told The Straits Times in June. His son took over the post this month. His biggest success was setting up Kampung Mandiri…
Published on 10 October 2017
This was highlighted in a joint report by WWF-Malaysia and its counterpart from Indonesia entitled “The Environmental Status of Borneo 2016” which was tabled during Experts Dialogue held in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the Heart of Borneo (HoB) initiative at Borneo Tarakan University, Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia, today. In a joint statement released by WWF-Malaysia and WWF-Indonesia, it was stated that the joint…
Published on 28 September 2017
"The Government of Indonesia is currently preparing the establishment of the Environmental Fund Management Agency (BPDLH), in which there is Climate Change Funding Window, and REDD + funding is part of the funding in the Climate Change Funding Window," Director General of Climate Change Control at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Nur Masripatin said, Wednesday (9/27/2017), in a written statement. The establishment of…
Published on 25 September 2017 Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2017/09/25/financing-strategy-for-a-climate-resilient-indonesia.html Source: The Jakarta Post | 25 September 2017
Published on 22 September 2017 Indonesia
As of 2015, Indonesia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) includes an unconditional GHG emission reduction target of 29 percent below business-as-usual funded by national budget and an additional 12 percent conditional reduction below business-as-usual with adequate international support by 2030. Under present policy settings, GHG emissions should be stabilizing, if not decreasing. Future projections, however, show no signs of a decline in Indonesia’s emissions. Indonesia…
Published on 11 September 2017
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/11/indonesia-aims-high-with-blue-carbon-potential.html Source: The Jakarta Post | 11 September 2017
Published on 30 August 2017
"Beginning in 2017, we now are developing the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province, the southern waters of Java Island, and the Karimun Java Island in Central Java province," the Ministrys Secretary of Aquaculture Directorate General Tri Hariyanto noted after delivering a speech at a seminar in Jakarta on Tuesday. The secretary explained that although Indonesia has vast waters, stretching from the islands of Sumatra…
Published on 29 August 2017
The MOU signing is in response to the tsunami drills that are part of UNDP’s regional project called_‘Partnerships for Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunami in the Asia Pacific region’_. The $1.5 million Project is funded by the Government of Japan and is being conducted in 18 Asia-Pacific countries. The eight hotels which signed the MOU with the Tanjung Benoa administrative village, in Badung disrict include…
Page 1 of 6