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

Indonesia

Published on 25 June 2018
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…
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…
Page 1 of 6