The forceful attempt to disband public discussion on environmental degradation and biodiversity loss in Batang Toru threatens democracy.
SIEJ: Strengthening journalists in environmental reporting is paramount
Increasing environmental knowledge and capacity will boost public awareness of good environmental practices, disaster mitigation, and climate policies.
Tire particles, an underestimated source of pollution
Tire particles can cause pollution that is many times worse than that produced by cars, according to research.
Illegal gold mining threatens food resilience, health of millions
Two decades of illegal gold mining in Jambi has led to the destruction of thousands of rice fields and mercury contamination in its rivers.
“The sea is swallowing us whole”: How sinking land, rising sea level threaten Semarang laborers
Tidal floods continue to surround Semarang due to land subsidence, worsened by sea level rise.
Youth behind push for climate adaptation in East Flores
Farmers in East Flores no longer rely on cocoa to fulfill their basic needs. The youth are raising awareness, advocating adaptation to climate change.
Jakarta may fall short on its 2050 zero transportation emissions target, study finds
Jakarta administration needs to reach beyond its current policies and program if it were to achieve its zero-emission target by 2050.
Air pollution gives rise to ailments, including reproduction health for women
Air pollution has been found to have impacts on women’s reproductive system. More study needed to better inform public health policy.
Gauging the efficacy of Indonesia’s co-firing scheme
Trend Asia looks into Indonesia’s energy transition strategies and says the co-firing program does not have a significant impact on reducing emissions.
Indonesia’s new climate plan: Slow progress but change imminent
The improved emission targets in Indonesia’s NDCs are still a long way from a 1.5C pathway finds Caroline Bulolo.