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Indonesia creates expert wetlands team to revitalize development goal efforts

Source: Forests NewsDate: 30 December 2020 Getting a jump start on U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration A Strategic Coordination Team for Wetlands Management created by Indonesia's Ministry of National Planning or National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) in October aims to streamline the coun...
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Indonesia, World Bank strike deal on emissions reduction

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 28 November 2020 The Environment and Forestry Ministry and the World Bank signed a deal on Friday on the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which provides an additional opportunity for the government to receive payments in exchange for reducing carbon emissions....
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Explainer: Man-made climate change, is it real or fake?

Source: Channel News Asia Date: 3 August 2020 The Australian bushfires from September last year to early February are proof to many people that man-made or "anthropogenic" climate change is real and threatening. But for some Australians involved in the coal-mining industry, the fires seeme...
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Methane emissions rise nine percent in decade

Source: The Jakarta Post Date: 15 July 2020 Emissions of methane -- a planet-warming gas several times more potent than carbon dioxide -- have risen by nine percent in a decade driven by mankind's insatiable hunger for energy and food, a major international study concluded Wednesday. Methane (C...
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Indonesian coal plant taints South Korea's green pledge

Source: Reuters Date: 16 July 2020 Indonesian fisherman Ramidin says he used to catch stingray by paddling just off the shore of his village, but as a giant coal power complex nearby has expanded over the last three decades, he has had to venture further and further out to sea. Now, state-...
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New study shows loss of Southeast Asia’s peat forests drives climate change

Source: ASEAN TodayDate: 10 June 2020 New research documents how clearing and drainage of peat forests in Southeast Asia are driving carbon emissions. Using a new remote sensing technique, researchers showed that peatland across the region is sinking—not just on large-scale plantations but also on s...
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Indonesia reduces deforestation rate as researchers urge caution

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 9 June 2020 Indonesia has offered a glimpse of hope for the environment, with its rate of deforestation having decreased for a third year in a row as a result of the government's response to the devastating 2015-2016 fire crisis, even as global deforestation continues a...
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Indonesia’s new rice cultivation plan will undermine peatland restoration efforts

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...
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Navigating the way to a renewable future: Solutions to decarbonise shipping

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...
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Shaping shipping’s sustainable future: A quest beyond green fuels

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...
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In Indonesia’s new rice plan, experts see the blueprint of an epic past failure

Source: MongabayDate: 19 May 2020 The Indonesian government plans to establish 900,000 hectares (2.2 million acres) of rice fields in the peatlands of Borneo, in what experts say is a worrying repeat of a near-identical project in the 1990s that failed.The earlier mega rice project (MRP) resulted in...
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Papua mangroves could help Indonesia coast to climate targets

​Source: Forests NewsDate: 24 March 2020 ​Indonesia - The characteristics of mangroves in a range of ecosystems – from undisturbed natural settings to areas where considerable land-use changes have occurred – should be evaluated to properly assess country-level blue carbon emissions accounting, acco...