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.
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.