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  • Palembang Tackles Waste Issue With Mutual Cooperation

    December 21, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    A program aimed to tackle waste issues and break a life-long habit of throwing waste into waterways was introduced by the Palembang administration. Every weekend, public officials and residents comb through sewers and rivers, lifting up truck-loads of garbage, in hopes of not just cleaning the city, but changing people’s behaviour.

  • The Impact of COP24 For Indonesia

    December 18, 2018

    As the 24th Conference of Parties wrapped up in Katowice, questions remains on key issues, amid countries renewing their emission reductions. Indonesia has been actively involved in the UN climate talks since 1994 and it remains committed to its NDCs while renewing commitments especially in carbon emissions and forest and peatland governance.

  • The Last Hours of COP24: Climate Talks Cut Through Key Sticky Points

    December 18, 2018

    After two weeks, marathon talks involving more than 100 ministers and a thousand negotiators from 196 countries, tension remained high at the end of the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland. Amongst the outcome; a weak draft text on the Paris rulebook and finance and renewed emissions reductions. Imelda Abano has more.

  • COP24: Indonesia Promotes Low-carbon Development Initiative

    December 14, 2018

    The Indonesian government at this year’s United Nations climate change summit promoted low-carbon development as a new initiative to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. This initiative will allow the country’s economic growth to reach between 5 to 6 percent a year, according to officials.

  • Trails of Trash in Ranupani

    December 07, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Youth and residents of Ranupani village, Lumajang subdistrict, East Java have work together to tackle waste issues following the increased interest in Hiking Mount Semeru. Local government is yet to weigh in on the problem.

  • Journalists Gather to Highlight and Understand Issues to be Discussed at the 24th Conference of Parties

    November 30, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists in partnership with World Resources Institute Indonesia held a press briefing and discussion with Indonesian journalists to underline Indonesia’s ambitious plan as a signatory to the Paris Agreement and topics to be discussed at the coming COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Credit: World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia.

  • Anoa: On the Brink of Extinction

    October 25, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    The practice in consuming anoa’s meat is slowing down conservation effort of this near extinct species. However conservationists together with rehabilitations centres and zoos continue work to prevent this endemic species from Sulawesi, from extinction.

  • Farmers Suffer as Illegal Water Extractions Remain Unregulated

    October 08, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Excessive water exploitation has lead to the drying up of rivers and paddy fields in villages of Kudus district. Efforts have been taken including the prohibition of selling surface water from Mount Muria but water discharge is yet to improve. Water scarcity in Kudus calls for concerted effort in the conservation of protected forest of Mount Muria.

  • Bongkoran Farmers : A Grim Face of Indonesia’s Agrarian Reform

    May 28, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Bongkoran farmers of Wongsorejo, Banyuwangi district of East Java, who have occupied lands under the Dutch colonialization in the 10402, found themselves still struggling to get their lands to be recognized by the state nearly five decades later. Tensions between farmers, a local cotton manufacturer and local government continue to mount amid efforts to revive the Agrarian Reform by the Joko Widodo administration. Read full article here.

  • Reducing Rice Dependency, North Maluku Swtiches to Sago for Staple Food

    May 18, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    North Maluku administration is gearing up to leave its dependence on rice and switch to sago, its local food. The local government is planning to reinforce the consumption sago through policies and technology. A move that was met with enthusiasm by local people who are struggling to keep up with the rising price of rice. Read full report here.

  • Hydroponic Farming, Entryway to Learning And Behavioral Change

    May 17, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Teachers of 213 State Junior High School of East Jakarta took a different approach to teach their students about natural sciences. The greening initiative quickly shift to learning how to grow their own food and better understanding of how and where food comes from. Helena E. Rea has more.

  • Microplastic: The Invisible Threat

    May 08, 2018 clip Ekuatorial

    Humans are predicted to be producing up to 12 billion waste by 2050. While each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean. Among this mass waste is microplastic – a plastic with less than five millimeter diameter that is making its way into the human body system. It enters through bottled water, tap water and cosmetics.

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