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  • Riau’s Annual Fire and Smoke Calamity

    October 22, 2019 clip Ekuatorial

    Riau has announced state of emergency since February 19, 2019 while all schools in Pekanbaru have been closed since September 11, 2019, due to worsening air pollution that have reached unhealthy levels. While the Riau Regional Disaster Management Agency noted, for the period from January 1 to October 6, 2019, the total area of ​​land burned in Riau had reached 9,120.5 hectares.

  • (Indonesian) Menjaga Hutan Halmahera Dari Tambang

    October 17, 2019

    (Indonesian) Masyarakat adat di Propinsi Maluku Utara beberapa kali melakukan aksi protes menolak pengoperasian perusahaan pertambangan yang dinilai merusak hutan dan sumber kehidupan mereka. Merasa tidak ditanggapi pemerintah, masyarakat adat mulai berbenah, membekali diri mereka dengan pengetahuan tentang perizinan, hukum, advokasi dan litigasi, untuk melindungi hutan mereka.

  • (Indonesian) Perjuangan Petani Lada Dalam Arus Penambangan Timah

    October 09, 2019 clip Mongabay Indonesia

    Aktivitas penambangan timah dan perubahan iklim dinilai berdampak cukup signifikan terhadap produksi lada di Bangka-Belitung, dengan berubahnya bentang alam dan fungsi lahan di propinsi ini. Namun untuk sebagian petani lada, tidak banyak pilihan melainkan terus berjuang menghidupkan kebun lada mereka.

  • Jakarta Citizens Take Legal Action on Pollution

    May 17, 2019

    A 2017 report by Environmental Science and Technology says coal-fired power plants are key source to adverse health impacts from air pollution while a 2018 AirVisual IQ report shows Jakarta has the worst air pollution of any city in Southeast Asia.

  • Environmental Reporters Face Increasing Threats

    May 08, 2019

    Several key issues in digital and physical safety and security were raised during a regional workshop that brings together environmental journalists from Asia and the Pacific. They also shared individual and organisational experiences in dealing with increasing threats.

  • Protecting the Last Forest of Lamandau

    February 01, 2019

    The young generation of Kubung Village, Central Kalimantan continues to instil diligence amongst themselves, to protect their forest that is rich with local fruits such as jengkol, durian and lanzones and are the main source of income for the indigenous Dayak Tomun. The movement is also part of their effort to reject oil palm plantation expansion in their village.

  • Waste Energy and Currency Powering Up Food Stall in Semarang

    January 14, 2019 clip Ekuatorial

    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.

  • Palembang Tackles Waste Issue With Mutual Cooperation

    December 21, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    A program aimed to tackle waste issues and break a life-long habit of throwing waste into waterways was introduced by the Palembang administration. Every weekend, public officials and residents comb through sewers and rivers, lifting up truck-loads of garbage, in hopes of not just cleaning the city, but changing people’s behaviour.

  • The Impact of COP24 For Indonesia

    December 18, 2018

    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.

  • The Last Hours of COP24: Climate Talks Cut Through Key Sticky Points

    December 18, 2018

    After two weeks, marathon talks involving more than 100 ministers and a thousand negotiators from 196 countries, tension remained high at the end of the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland. Amongst the outcome; a weak draft text on the Paris rulebook and finance and renewed emissions reductions. Imelda Abano has more.

  • COP24: Indonesia Promotes Low-carbon Development Initiative

    December 14, 2018

    The Indonesian government at this year’s United Nations climate change summit promoted low-carbon development as a new initiative to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. This initiative will allow the country’s economic growth to reach between 5 to 6 percent a year, according to officials.

  • Trails of Trash in Ranupani

    December 07, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    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.

  • Journalists Gather to Highlight and Understand Issues to be Discussed at the 24th Conference of Parties

    November 30, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists in partnership with World Resources Institute Indonesia held a press briefing and discussion with Indonesian journalists to underline Indonesia’s ambitious plan as a signatory to the Paris Agreement and topics to be discussed at the coming COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Credit: World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia.

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