Beginning from a love for idols – K-Pop artists -, fans are developing movements and channeling their energies to raise awareness of the environment and the climate crisis.
According to data from local authority, about 230 kilometres of the 633 kilometre coastline in Bali has been lost to erosion. Development and impacts of climate change have also contributed. Bali administration has built embankments among other actions but experts fear these efforts are only temporary solutions.
In Maluku Province in far eastern Indonesia, an increasingly erratic climate has left clove farmers unable to depend on the spice that put this region on the map.
Thousands of residents in Pekalongan City have been inundated for tens of years, living in poor sanitation, and are exposed to various diseases. Declining sanitation has the greatest impact on women. While the estimated economic losses suffered by the city in Central Java ranges from Rp 244.101 billion to Rp 492.612 billion.
The Madrid summit reached no consensus on carbon markets, paying for climate-realted loss and damage or long-term finance for developing countries.
As the 24th Conference of Parties wrapped up in Katowice, questions remains on key issues, amid countries renewing their emission reductions. Indonesia has been actively involved in the UN climate talks since 1994 and it remains committed to its NDCs while renewing commitments especially in carbon emissions and forest and peatland governance.
Since the 2000s, Sekaran villagers have stopped using water spring sources due to declining environmental condition. From digging wells to planting trees, villagers learn to work together with academics to address looming water crisis. Read More.
As natural water wells dwindle and awareness of environmental degradation increases, villagers of Bismo Keteleng and Tambakboyo in Batang District, Central Java join hands in preserving water springs and building water wells to meet clean water demand in their village and surrounding areas.
Husband and wife, Gede Kresna and Ayu Gayatri, built Rumah Intaran, an eco-house that developed into a learning studio for students and farmers to learn about green architecture, green living and green farming. Anita Syafitri Arif has more.
For engineer Syahruddin and wife Tri Mulyani, farming started out as a hobby. But with peer support and an increasing demand for healthier lifestyle and produce, their Omega hydroponic farm is helping their community to become more aware of and resilient to environmental degradation and climate change. Read their story.