Almost all cases of natural disasters that have occurred were caused by poor spatial management. Indonesia needs to reevaluate land use, types of users, spatial patterns, and permit processes, and rebuild on the principle of protecting and prospering the people.
Unified by a sense of loss of when they no longer hear birds chirping, villagers of Jatimulyo, with invitations and discussions carried out by village officials and farmer groups who care about the environment, slowly changed their behavior.
In the 1960s, Indonesia’s Bandung experienced a textile boom that brought prosperity and jobs to the area. Today, locals complain of endemic pollution and health problems linked to unscrupulous factories dumping their waste in the city’s waterways.
Chemical pollution, siltation and agriculture waste have made West Java’s longest river one of the world’s dirtiest. Those working on its banks say efforts are being made to clean it up. But will they turn the tide?
Mass media plays a huge role in pushing transition towards the use of renewable energy in Indonesia. However, more in-depth knowledge of this sector is needed, and there remain political, social, and economical pressure in many newsrooms in the country.
The Al-Ittifaq Islamic boarding school has become a model of how a religious institution can achieve self-sufficiency in the food sector through farming. Not only cultivating food for its students, but Al-Ittifaq has even been able to distribute its agricultural products to traditional markets and supermarkets.
Jakarta has now banned the use of single-use plastic bags. What is the urgency behind this policy and what are its shortcomings?
Aside from the Corona Virus, medical waste is another life-threatening issue that plagues may countries, including Indonesia. Medical waste is mounting and the government is facing challenges in its management.
The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries plans to lift ban on a number of fishing nets that are currently prohibited, including Danish seine, drawing criticism from fishers associations, fishery CSOs amongst others.
The revised Mining Law contains articles that are, seen by many, detrimental to the environment and society. The #BersihkanIndonesia coalition says it will file for a judicial review to the Constitutional Court.