Bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands The Government of the Netherlands (GON) through the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Government of Indonesia (GOI) through its Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) have long-lasting cooperation on the water whi...
Source: Eco-BusinessDate: 5 June 2020 The government of Indonesia does not fully utilise knowledge about sustainable peatland management. The new rice plan will not support the restoration of degraded peatlands as rice as a dryland species does not support peat soil formation. More than 2 million he...
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World's Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 3 June 2020 Shrinking forest cover over the last 30 years presents a clear and present danger to biodiversity, a recent review of the state of the world's forests has found, even though the rate of deforestation has slowed in the past five years. The State of the World'...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 2 June 2020 The government aims to provide additional clean water access for 3.9 million residents in the dense Greater Jakarta region by 2023 by developing the Ir. H. Djuanda drinking water system (SPAM) in Purwakarta, West Java. The water system would improve access t...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 28 May 2020 Indonesia has started cloud seeding to induce rain as the archipelago moves to head off annual forest fires blamed for blanketing swathes of Southeast Asia in toxic haze. Last year's fires were the worst since 2015 due to dry weather, with some 1.6 mill...
This study is made by the Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence and has received research funding from the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI).  Launched in October 2017, Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence is jointly...
On average, the shipping sector is responsible for 3% of annual global green-house gas emissions on a CO2-equivalent basis. International shipping represents around 9% of the global emissions associated with the transport sector. This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) exp...
Source: Eco-BusinessDate: 26 May 2020 A future where shipping no longer imperils people, oceans and the climate is one mariners dream of. But what does a transition to sustainable shipping really mean? Shipping is the lifeblood of the world economy. A highly efficient mode of transportation, it...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 23 May 2020 The support walls of the Cipeucang landfill in Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, collapsed on Friday morning, spilling around 100 metric tons of waste into the Cisadane River. Yepi Suherman, the South Tangerang environmental agency secretary, confirmed that ...
Source: ANTARA NewsDate: 22 May 2020 The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will optimize the capacity of water storage infrastructure across Indonesia as a precautionary measure against protracted drought during the dry season. PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono highlighted President ...
Source: Advanced Science NewsDate: 20 May 2020 A promising approach to establishing a circular water economy and improved technologies requires active involvement and collaboration from all members of society. Onboard the International Space Station (ISS), one liter of water costs more than 10,000 E...
Source: Jakarta GlobeDate: 20 May 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has reduced air pollution all over the world but has not had the same impact on plastic pollution. Around eight million tons of plastic are swept into our oceans every year, and Indonesia has become the second biggest contributor a...
Source: World Resources Institute  Indonesia is one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG). For the past two decades, GHG emissions have increased from almost all sectors, such as land-use (defined as land use, land-use change, and forestry including peat fires), energy, agri...
Source: ASEAN TodayDate: 19 May 2020 Farmers in Southeast Asia face increased pressure to feed the region during the pandemic, but on top of record droughts and climate change, they're now facing impacts from sand mining. "This land was mine, it eroded slowly from the riverbank and after a while, th...