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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
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
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…
Published on 10 August 2017
Two years ago, Indonesia experienced the largest fire event in modern human history, with more than 2.5 million hectares (6 million acres) of tropical landscape burning, emitting more greenhouse gases than all of Germany does in a year. But the most visible sign of the disaster was the haze that spread across a huge swath of Asia; the particulates in the smoke sullying the air…
Published on 19 July 2017
Forest Loss Inside Concessions Our analysis of tree cover loss within Indonesia's primary forests and legal boundaries for oil palm, fiber, mining and selective logging concessions from 2000 to 2015 showed that approximately 55 percent of forest loss (more than 4.5 million hectares or more than 11 million acres) occurred inside concessions. We also found that oil palm and wood…
Published on 19 July 2017
Australia-based environmental finance organization Market Forces said it analyzed 22 coal power deals in Indonesia since January 2010 and found state-run financiers for the three nations were involved in 18 of them. In all, foreign banks, both commercial and state-owned, are providing 98 percent of the debt finance for the projects, amounting to $16.7 billion. Indonesian banks provided just 2 percent of the financial resources…
Published on 15 July 2017
Perhaps for the same reason that remodelling a kitchen is more enticing than replacing a water heater, devising greener refrigerant chemicals will never make headlines the way solar installations or electric cars do. But, fixing how we cool ourselves may also help fix the climate. New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California indicates that adding improved efficiency in refrigeration and phasing out…
Published on 13 July 2017
“Right now a lot of the emergency response tools that are being developed are happening in a siloed way,” said Sara Dean, an architect and designer who previously worked on a web-based platform called Peta Jakarta, which gathered, sorted and displayed information on flooding in real time. “One of the advantages that we’ve found in social media is — even though it’s an untamed, noisy…
Published on 11 July 2017
Have you ever heard of a company called Marfrig Global Foods? How about JBS? Here’s a hint: JBS is named after man named Jose Batista Sobrinho, who was a prosperous Brazilian cattleman. If you guessed the companies have something to do with beef, congratulations; they’re two of the world’s largest meatpackers, and they supply everyone from Walmart and McDonald’s in the United States to Marks…
Published on 9 July 2017
Director General of Climate Change Control of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Nur Masripatin said the COP meeting is somewhat different from the previous one, i.e., one conference, two zones concept with two main agenda of COP-23 negotiation and non-negotiation. "In general, the mission of the Indonesian delegation to the COP-23 is ensuring that the interests of Indonesia are accommodated in the results of…
Published on 6 July 2017
Indonesia’s goal of achieving food self-sufficiency, especially for rice, might be in doubt as the country converts agricultural land into coal mining sites, a recent study found. The report, launched in May by the environment NGOs Waterkeeper Alliance and the Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM), examines the impacts of coal concessions on Indonesia’s rice production at a time when the country is already likely to…
Published on 6 July 2017
How does “ER-Contem” work? Each component of the “ER-Contem” takes different measurements, and these measurements are often processed through computer software to create specific parameters. The principle works of “ER-Contem” refers to pre-existing devices, it is Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD). D (Depth): Despite having depth in the name, all CTDs actually measure pressure, which is not quite the same thing. Inductive…
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