Indonesia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060 but the country is still heavily dependent on dirty energy, and policies are not friendly to the development of renewable energy.
The initiative aims to reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and improve 1 billion lives by kick-starting post-pandemic economic recovery and enabling emerging economies to leapfrog to renewable energy.
Residents in Indonesia’s Suralaya are dealing with respiratory ailments and declining fish catches. They blame the South Korea supported power plants. Despite protests, the Jokowi government plans to expand coal-fired power projects.
Access to information and data, resources, are some of the challenges faced by journalists when reporting on social and environmental impacts There needs to be a change in the current form of collaboration
This story was first published by China Dialogue on 14 April 2021. Over the years, married couple Edi Suriana and Masitah have grown accustomed to the great smokestacks that emit a constant plume of thick smog a few hundred metres from their home. The stacks belong to the Suralaya coal plant on the westernmost edge of the […]
The eco-friendly food stall in Bambankerep, Semarang, Central Java, uses methane gas produced from landfill and receives payments with plastic waste.
Tondano, Ekuatorial – Massive gemstone mining in Minahasa had taken its toll potentially damaging forest areas in Tincep village, Sonder district, Minahasa, Tincep head village, Rommy Dapu, said that villagers kept on hunting for gemstone and were difficult to be stopped. Up to Monday (6/7), local villagers have managed to dig at least to 20 […]
Sorong, Ekuatorial – Due to massive oil palm plantation expansion, water scarcity hit Malalilis village of Klaili, Sorong district, said an activist, in Sorong, on Tuesday (5/5). “People are getting hard to find clean water as their village is located inside oil palm plantation. Forest cleared for oil palm. There’s no water in the village. […]
Bandarlampung, Ekuatorial – High Voltage Air Channels or SUTT development from Kemuning hill of North Lampung to Liwa and Krui in West Lampung got stalled due to forestry permit, said an official in Bandarlampung, on Thursday (16/4). “The 30 Megawatt channels covers 70 kilometers of area which passes through residents but also Bukit Barisan Selatan […]
Solo, Ekuatorial – Recent high demand on gemstones is threatening environment in Wonogori forest of Central Java, due to traditional way of mining, said a local official on Thursday (2/4). At least three sub districts, — Kismantoro, Jatiroto, and Tirtomoyo –, are being targeted by local miners for Fire Opal stone which is claimed as […]