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.
Women workers are specifically impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic but government policies related to the handling of Covid-19 have yet to address the specificity of these impacts.
A threat lurks behind the clear sky of Jakarta during the Covid-19 pandemic, but there’s a huge doubt cast over the administration’s willingness and preparedness to anticipate the looming threat and its consequences.
Many are taking the initiative to establish movements to help prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, by producing medical protection equipment. These initiatives arose as moral movements that receive no government aid.
Residents of the Indonesian capital demand that the Jakarta administration open its emission data. As dry season approaches, transparency on the capital’s emission and air pollution data becomes key in anticipating impacts of extreme weather patterns.
The Omnibus bill on job creation is considered to have perpetuated legal uncertainty towards indigenous peoples. The bill is also expected to worsen overlapping rights over customary territories.
The eco-friendly canteen in Bambankerep, Semarang, Central Java, uses methane gas produced from landfill and receives payments with plastic waste. Semarang, is one of 12 cities that has been selected to launch the government’s waste to energy facility development in a bid to tackle solid waste issues.
Youth and residents of Ranupani village, Lumajang subdistrict, East Java have work together to tackle waste issues following the increased interest in Hiking Mount Semeru. Local government is yet to weigh in on the problem.