Environment



  • Business in Crisis
    Environment

    Business in Crisis

    In the effort to mitigate the climate crisis by 2030, Indonesia needs Rp3,779 trillion to reduce its carbon emission. It opens business opportunities.

  • Coral Destruction by Trawler Ships
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    Coral Destruction by Trawler Ships

    Vietnamese fishing boats are poaching fish in the North Natuna Sea by using pair trawls that damage coral reefs. Natuna fishermen are forced to go fishing longer and farther. This article on the impact of coral reef damage in the North Natuna Sea is supported by the Environmental Justice Foundation.

  • The Pool Strategy to Stop Flooding in Jakarta
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    The Pool Strategy to Stop Flooding in Jakarta

    Jakarta’s perennial flooding problem will be controlled using a system of massive water containment. Infiltration wells are deemed unsuitable for the soil characteristics of the city.

     

  • Opposing Oil Palm in Papua’s Customary Forests
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    Opposing Oil Palm in Papua’s Customary Forests

    The indigenous women of Papua became the driving force of the resistance against oil palm companies encroaching into customary forests. They are in a weak position.

  • Indigenous Land Defenders
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    Indigenous Land Defenders

    Indigenous women become the driving force of the movement against land usurpation in the name of development. They receive intimidation from authorities.

  • Pursuing Investor-Friendly Permits
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    Pursuing Investor-Friendly Permits

    The derivative regulations of the Job Creation Law are focusing on accelerating the issuance of environmental permits for the sake of investment. The due diligence team is prone to conflicts of interest.

  • Geothermal Project Rejections
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    Geothermal Project Rejections

    The customary community of Wae Seno at West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, rejects a geothermal project. Their living space would be sacrificed for the project.

  • Holes in the Geothermal Power Plant Project
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    Holes in the Geothermal Power Plant Project

    Dozens of hot mud ponds appeared in the land of the people in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, where a geothermal power plant was constructed. People’s crops also decrease.

  • Differences in Measuring Deforestation
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    Differences in Measuring Deforestation

    In his speech at the UN Climate Conference COP26, President Joko Widodo said that deforestation has gone down drastically. NGOs, however, question the accuracy of this information.

  • Carbon Trading False Promises
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    Carbon Trading False Promises

    Indonesia is preparing a carbon trading scheme to fulfill the promise of decreasing carbon emissions. Is it a false solution to mitigate climate change?

  •  Food Estate Woes
    Environment

    Food Estate Woes

    The food estate program in Humbang Hasundutan, North Sumatra, cuts into the kemenyan forest indigenous land. The yield fell short of target.

  • Expecting Greater Ambition from Glasgow
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    Expecting Greater Ambition from Glasgow

    The United Nations' 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26) will last until November 12. It needs to be more ambitious to match the Paris Agreement.

  • Painkiller Waste in the Jakarta Bay
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    Painkiller Waste in the Jakarta Bay

    BRIN researchers discover concentrations of pain and cold relief medicine pollution in the Jakarta Bay. This acetaminophen waste is known to have an impact on shellfish, but its effects on humans are yet to be determined.

  • Suing Over Silent Killers
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    Suing Over Silent Killers

    Government reactions are varied on the court verdict handed down in a lawsuit on air pollution. An appeal delays action which should be taken immediately.

  • The Fleeting Existence of the Rhinos
    Environment

    The Fleeting Existence of the Rhinos

    There is only a very small population of Sumatran rhinoceros, consisting of less than 80 scattered across four locations in Sumatra and East Kalimantan. The government is enacting emergency action plan to save them from extinction.

  • The Cat and Mouse Games at Sea
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    The Cat and Mouse Games at Sea

    The government is again sinking foreign boats caught illegally fishing in Indonesian waters. The number of patrol vessels is limited.

  • We Cannot Allow Sipadan-Ligitan to Recur
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    We Cannot Allow Sipadan-Ligitan to Recur

    Poaching produce in the North Natuna Sea is not only triggered by economic need. According to the Director of the Fleet Monitoring and Operations of the Marine and Fisheries Resources Directorate-General in the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, Pung Nugroho Saksono, a conflict similar to the Sipadan-Ligitan case between Malaysia and Indonesia should not be allowed to recur.

  • Differences over Transshipments
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    Differences over Transshipments

    Country policies on transshipment differ. In Indonesia, the government gives serious attention to the issue of transshipment. It is suspected that this becomes a widespread practice due to the high number of foreign-owned vessels operated by Indonesian fishery companies.

  • The Fight to Fish in North Natuna
    Environment

    The Fight to Fish in North Natuna

    Vietnamese fishing boats poach fish in Malaysian and Indonesian waters not only because of dwindling stocks in their own country. This report is produced with a collaboration of journalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, with the support of the Environmental Reporting Collective.

  • Reducing Emissions Through Taxation
    Environment

    Reducing Emissions Through Taxation

    Government’s plan to apply a carbon tax next year triggers reactions. Academics and environmental activists say this is merely one way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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