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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…
Published on 2 July 2017
"The risks are growing as we all trade more with each other and as climate change takes hold," Laura Wellesley, one of the study's authors, said in a statement. Almost 25 percent of all food eaten around the world is traded on international markets, the report said. The amount of maize, wheat, rice and soybean moved across the world each year is enough to feed…
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 Indonesia
"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 Indonesia
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 Indonesia
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 Indonesia
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 Indonesia
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 Indonesia
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)…
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