From Crisis to Sustainable Development: the SDGs as Roadmap to 2030 and Beyond

The Sustainable Development Report (SDR), including the SDG Index and Dashboards which track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was released. The report shows that multiple and simultaneous international crises have halted progress on the universal goals adopted by all UN member c...

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The IPCC has finalized the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, the Working Group II contribution. It was finalized on 27 February 2022 during the 12th Session of Working Group II and 55th Session of the IPCC. This Summary for Policy...

Call for solution providers to work together in Welang River, East Java

Solution needs: River dredgingSludge / sediment material managementWater retentionCheck damsRiver wideningEarly warning system (EWS)Terrace cultivation / terracingSustainable farming practices, agroforestryReforestation actions Ecosystem servicesCommunity education (on soil and w...

How cities can adapt to climate change

Source: McKinsey Sustainability and C40 citiesDate: 20 July 2021Research identifies 15 proven ways that urban areas around the world can adapt to climate risk.Cities are on the front lines of the growing physical risks associated with climate change [1]. They are home to more than half of the world'...

Smart, Sustainable and Resilient cities: the Power of Nature-based Solutions

Date: 23 July 2021Source: UNEP Cities are engines for development and provide opportunities for innovation and interaction. But cities can also exacerbate some of the world's most serious environmental and socioeconomic challenges, and at the same time citizens and urban infrastructure are facing vu...

Technical guidelines released for restoring eroding tropical coastlines

Source: Wetlands Date: 23 July 2021  Wetlands International and its global and Indonesian partners present a series of Technical Guidelines on Building with Nature to restore eroding tropical muddy coasts. The guidelines share knowledge and lessons in a practical way to support the sound replic...

A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis

Source: The Ocean Panel A healthy ocean is the foundation for vibrant economies. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, ocean-based industries were estimated to contribute 2.5 percent of world gross value added and over 31 million direct full-time jobs. However, as governments seek to reset and rebuild follo...

Plastic Waste Discharges from Rivers and Coastlines in Indonesia

Source: The World Bank Date: 20 May 2021 Indonesia is battling one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time—marine plastic debris. To support the Government of Indonesia's efforts on combating plastic waste and marine debris and its leadership in implementing the agenda, a better underst...

Investment in water security alleviates poverty and keeps investors in the green

Source: Business MattersDate: April 6, 2021 On World Water Day this year, UNICEF published a report entitled 'Water Security for All', amplifying the urgent need to secure universal access to potable water sources and protect the world's dwindling water supplies. The paper is an appeal to "reimagine...

A Sustainable Ocean Economy is Key to Indonesia’s Prosperity

Source: World BankDate: March 25, 2021 For Indonesia, oceans are vital for its economy and welfare. With more than 17,500 islands and three-quarters of its territory at sea, oceans are central to Indonesia's prosperity. Yet, Indonesia's marine and coastal ecosystems and their economic value are unde...

Ports and Nature-based Solutions: An Overview of 12+1 Financial Instruments

Source: Water Science PolicyDate: 31 January 2021 A variety of nature-based and hybrid solutions are available to build sustainable value in and around ports.Financiers and investors are willing to jump in, but diffused benefits and a lack of hard and enforceable cashflows prevent uptake at scale12+...

Net-Zero Challenge: The supply chain opportunity

Source: World Economic Forum Date: January 2021  Addressing supply-chain emissions enables many customer-facing companies to impact a volume of emissions several times higher than they could if they were to focus on decarbonizing their own direct operations and power consumption alone – an...

Here's how we can reduce emissions from the shipping industry

Source: World Economic Forum Date: 23 October 2020  The global shipping industry's annual greenhouse-gas emissions total more than one billion tons.Reducing them is critical in the fight against climate change.Former President of Costa Rica José María Figueres writes that shrinking emissio...

Interwoven risks, untapped opportunities

Source: CDP Date: September 2020  Water pollution is an invisible crisis posing serious risks to societies, economies and to business. The apparel and textiles sector has a vital role to play in reducing water pollution at the scale and pace urgently needed. However, many companies in...

Potensi Besar Impact Investing di Indonesia

Source: Katadata Date: 18 September 2020 Sedikitnya ada empat sektor menjanjikan untuk Impact investing dalam mendukung pembangunan Indonesia yang berkelanjutan. Pembangunan berkelanjutan membutuhkan sokongan modal. Salah satu sumber pendanaan untuk mewujudkan hal tersebut melalui impact invest...