(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.
Jakarta’s public water utility, PAM Jaya claims piped water coverage has reached 62 percent. However, a water NGO says coverage of piped water is at 35 percent, most residents in northern Jakarta are still struggling to access clean water. Meanwhile, a recently passed Water Law is expected to improve distribution of and access to clean water.
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.
Sixteen journalists in Jakarta and its greater areas learn new data skill, discuss big stories, and share challenges in a recent data journalism workshop organised by Earth Journalism Network and Resource Watch.
The young generation is taking the lead in pushing for climate action and justice, as low-lying countries in Asia and the Pacific and more communities are dealt with higher risk from climate impacts.
Youths in Jakarta and 14 other cities in Indonesia join the Global Climate Strike action to push the government to declare a climate emergency and take serious actions to tackle the climate crisis.
The Chinese government injects financial assistance into infrastructure development in over 60 countries, through the Belt and Road initiative that is expected to benefit 4,4 billion people across the globe and contribute USD21 trillion to the global GDP. Journalists from Asia, Africa and South America discuss the media coverage of the mega project in their respective countries.
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.
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.
14 Asian organisations have received grants from EJN’s Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal projects to carry out various activities that will focus on how to include minority voices in discussions of environmental issues, enhance stories with data and evidence, and connecting national and international journalists with climate change activists and experts.