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.
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.
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.
Morotai, an island in Indonesia’s North Maluku and population of less than 100,000 people, is no exception to the impacts of climate change, increasing plastic pollution and overfishing. A non-profit organization, Coast 2 Coast, along with several other NGOs, helps Morotai islanders conserve the ocean through environmental protection and surfing.
20 young journalists in Dili took part in a workshop aimed to increase their skill and capacity in environmental reporting. Topics covered include waste management, biodiversity and disaster risk management. The workshop is part of a series of programs designed by Fundasaun Media Development Centre (FMDC) to strengthen journalists’ capacity in environmental reporting.
As natural water wells dwindle and awareness of environmental degradation increases, villagers of Bismo Keteleng and Tambakboyo in Batang District, Central Java join hands in preserving water springs and building water wells to meet clean water demand in their village and surrounding areas.
Indonesia’s agriculture ministry is making preparations in anticipation of the natural phenomena El Nino, which usually leads to a very wet and prolonged rainy season in the region. The anticipatory measures are crucial to mitigate the impact of La Nina on agricultural crop production, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said on Wednesday. “The BMKG (the Meteorology, […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo opened the largest sago plant in Indonesia on Friday. The plant will be operated by state-owned forestry firm Perum Perhutani and the plant could boost sago production for domestic needs and exports. The plant, located in Kais, West Papua, officially started its operations on Jan 1, Antara news agency reported on […]
The spread of volcanic material from Mt. Bromo in East Java has disrupted flights between the East Java capital of Surabaya and Jember, another city in East Java. “At 7:30 a.m., we received information from authorities at Juanda airport in Surabaya that volcanic material from Mt. Bromo was heading to Notohadinegoro airport in Jember,” said […]