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.
For the people of Pedamaran, OKI Regency, peatlands are the heart of life. They are economically and socially dependant on peatlands. But the opening of investment taps through the expansion of oil palm plantations threatens not only their income sources, but also peat swamp areas covering over 150 thousand hectares of land in this district.
New research and experts have explain how climate change is threatening worldwide coffee production, including in Indonesia, where domestic coffee consumption is rising. But as the coffee downstream market in the country blooms, the upstream is confronting new challenges. More farmers are reporting a decline in harvest volumes and have expressed concerns for their future.
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.
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.
The expansion of private oil palm plantation in Gane Dalam, Halmahera is inevitable. Some residents choose to stay on the remaining land they have. Some of them sold their land and become labourers on the plantation. While environmentalists ask the government to review permits and policies that are deemed as not in favour of the local community.
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.