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  • Walhi urges Jokowi to call off Environment and Forestry Ministries’ merger

    October 24, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Ahead of announcing his new cabinet, green activist on Thursday (23/10) urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to call off merging environment and forestry ministry into one institution. On Thursday, President Jokowi requested to change names and merge several of his up-coming ministries to the House of Parliament (DPR), which include Public Works […]

  • One Map Policy not sufficient for Indonesia’s peatland, experts say

    October 24, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Indonesia’s one map policy was still not sufficient to cover the country’s vast peatland, said experts on Thursday (23/10), in Jakarta. “[The] One Map [policy] is made only to map out peat distribution in the country, but not its hydrological unit,” said Azwar Maas, peatland expert at the Gajah Mada University of […]

  • Green activist demanded revision over Indonesia’s newest peatland regulation

    October 23, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Only a month being issued, green activist on Thursday (23/10) demanded to revise government regulation on peatland fearing that it would just only bring more destruction. On Sept 16, then President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono finally signed the-highly-anticipated Government Regulation (PP) on Peatland Protection and Management. However, green activists have been heavily protesting […]

  • Experts call for sustainable development in Indonesia

    October 22, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Experts on Wednesday (22/10) called for sustainability and environmental protection to ensure Indonesia’s development in the long run. “Forests should not be turned into oil palm [plantations] but what should be done is by adding more values into the forests, such as for its medicines, using science and technology. Not destroying forests,” […]

  • Indonesia to put moratorium on foreign researches to protect its biodiversity

    October 21, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Tackling biological materials theft or bio-piracy, Indonesia will force a moratorium on research, said a senior official in Jakarta, on Tuesday (21/10). Under Nagoya Protocol related to benefit sharing and traditional knowledge, signatories to the binding agreement such as Indonesia are made possible to limit access on their biodiversity richness. “We [environment […]

  • Sorong of West Papua turn to waste bank to save its ocean

    October 21, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Sorong, Ekuatorial – To stop littering the ocean, civil societies working with Sorong sanitation agency developed waste bank in the city, said a green activist, in Sorong, Papua, on Tuesday (22/10). Sorong waste bank was triggered by foreign tourists concerned by plastics were seen dumped into the sea. This prompted local NGOs Misool Baseftin Foundation […]

  • Trash left behind from celebrating Jokowi-JK inauguration

    October 20, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Amid euphoria, tens of thousands people gathered to celebrate presidential inauguration left behind wastes, especially plastic, at Jakarta’s National Monument, on Monday (20/10). Since morning, people have been flooding main areas, starting from National Monument, Thamrin, Sudirman, to Hotel Indonesia round to celebrate Indonesia’s seventh president and vice president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo […]

  • President Jokowi : Return to Indonesia’s maritime strength

    October 20, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Apart from underlining ‘work, work, and work’ on his first state speech, Indonesia’s seventh president Joko Widodo calling for more attention on maritime issues as the country’s initial power. “We have to work very hard to return Indonesia’s [place] as a maritime country. Oceans, seas, straits, and bays are the future of […]

  • After inauguration, Jokowi’s green commitment will be put to the test

    October 18, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – A few days before his inauguration as Indonesia’s seventh president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made an ‘international debut’ being the cover of Time magazine on its 27th of October issue. The title that accompanies his close-up cover was “A New Hope: Indonesian President Joko Widodo Is A Force For Democracy”. The cover then […]

  • 14 promises to keep under Jokowi-JK administration

    October 18, 2014 clip Ekuatorial

    Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Despite of less coverage during their presidential campaigns, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf “JK” Kalla have incorporated environmental issues in their vision and mission document. Below is the list extracted from the document: First, establish a permanent policy based on the notion that the country is on the verge of humanity crisis […]

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