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...

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022: groundwater: making the invisible visible

Source: UNESCODate: March 22, 2022 Celebrating world water day 2022 with the theme of groundwater, UNESCO released a document regarding global groundwater development report. Check it out here! Download PDF File Here

Climate Governance in Indonesia

Source: Climate Action TrackerDate: October 18, 2021. The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government's readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational polic...

Launch of Policy Briefs Dealing with Greater Jakarta Floods in Times of Climate Change

Press release: Friday, 10 September 2021 - 10.00-12.00 CET/15:00-17:00 WIBFor more information, please e-mail: [email protected] Due to concerns over the massive flooding in the Jakarta area, a group of researchers and multidisciplinary professionals in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy in...

Disasters around the World are Interconnected

Source: United Nation University Date: September 8, 2021 Bonn, Germany 8 September – A new report, Interconnected Disaster Risks 2020/2021, was released today by United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). The report analyses 10 different disasters from 2020/2...

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...

Sustaining Sanitation Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: UNICEFDate: July 30, 2021 Concrete steps to maintain the sustainability of sanitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic Just as water is a daily necessity, we cannot stop using sanitation facilities – even during COVID-19 or natural disasters. Nevertheless, during the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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...

World Bank Group Increases Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries

Source: The World Bank Date: 22 June 2021 New Climate Change Action Plan will increase high-impact support to deliver climate results, targeted towards reducing the trajectory of emissions and strengthening adaptation and resilience in developing countries. The World Bank Group today announced its n...

An EPIC Response: Innovative Governance for Flood and Drought Risk Management

Source: The World Bank Date: 17 June 2021 Key Messages Hydro-climatic hazards don't need to become disasters: Hydro-climatology looks at the interaction between weather, watersheds, and water. Hydro-climatic extremes, such as periods of abnormal dryness or wetness, are natural hazards and are increa...

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...

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...