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Bogor, Jakarta to make Ciliwung waste-free by 2020

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:55:09 +0700

The governments of Bogor City and Jakarta have made a joint commitment to making the Ciliwung River waste-free by 2020 through the involvement of citizens in the surrounding areas. Elected Vice Governor of Jakarta Sandiaga ...

Govt allocates Rp865 billion for peatland restoration

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:48:14 +0700

The Indonesian government through the Peatland Restoration Board (BRG) has set aside Rp865 billion in fund to continue the national peatland restoration program, particularly in seven priority provinces. "The state budget ...

Indonesia becomes global model for peatland restoration: UNEP

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:09:56 +0700

Indonesia is the worlds model for restoring peatlands, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Taking into account the importance of tropical peat protection and restoration, the UNEP had launched the ...

Forestry Ministry hopes no forest fire this year

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:51:54 +0700

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said it hopes that this year there would be no forest fire in Indonesia. Forest fires have left a scene of destruction almost every year in a number of Indonesian regions ...

Coral reefs in Sawu Sea cover 63,339 hectares

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:13:30 +0700

The Head of East Nusa Tenggara Provinces Environment Office, Benyamin Lola, stated that various studies have revealed that Sawu Sea has high biodiversity potential with identified coral reefs covering 63,339,32 hectares. ...

President calls for improvement in sustainable energy

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:11:37 +0700

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) here on Tuesday stated that the government will support the construction of power plants generating energy from sustainable resources such as solar, wind, and water. "Oil and coal are ...

Thousands of hectares of land in S Sumatra to be restored

Tue, 09 May 2017 18:36:18 +0700

An area of 400 thousand hectares of land in South Sumatra province is targeted for restoration and revegetation until 2020. The initiative of restoration of the critical land was discussed at the meeting of Asia-Pacific ...

Government pushes usage of eco-friendly plastics

Tue, 09 May 2017 08:36:19 +0700

Maritime Coordinator Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the government has pushed the usage of eco-friendly plastics. During a press conference in Jakarta on Monday, Luhut noted that Indonesia was struggling to ...

EARTH WIRE -- Sea weed potential source of energy: IPB professor

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:22:25 +0700

(image) A professor of fishery and marine science at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) has said seaweed is a potential source of bio-energy beside foodstuff. Prof Joko Santoso said here on Friday seaweed is easily ...

Government preparing regulation on low carbon emission vehicles

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:07:34 +0700

The government is preparing a regulation on low carbon emission vehicles (LCEV), Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto stated. "The application (of the LCEV regulation) will likely coincide with the introduction of the Euro ...

EARTH WIRE -- VP Kalla calls for production of green cars

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:08:16 +0700

(image) Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has asked the automotive industry in Indonesia to produce environment-friendly vehicles or "green cars" to penetrate the foreign market. "We hope Indonesias automotive industry would ...

EARTH WIRE -- 527 palm oil companies apply for ISPO certificate

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:21:56 +0700

(image) A total of 527 palm oil companies are currently applying for an Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate in 2017 to improve the competitiveness of Indonesian products in the international market. ISPO Auditor Head ...

Mangroves can help develop ecotourism: Minister

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:12:54 +0700

Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar stated that mangrove planting, aimed at preventing soil erosion, can also serve as a means to develop ecotourism. "We highly support the development of ecotourism, ...

EARTH WIRE -- Crowds gather to witness Rafflesia flowers bloom

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:16:01 +0700

(image) Crowds gathered to witness the 15 endemic Rafflesia arnoldii flowers blooming, by opening their six petals completely, at the Bukit Barisan conservation forest in Bengkulu Province, Gilang Ibnu, an environmentalist said here on ...

Academicians call for review of regulation on peat lands

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:01:01 +0700

Academicians from the Peat Plantation and Village Research Center of the Riau University Dr Zaimi called for the review of the Government Regulation No. 57 of 2016 on Peat Ecosystem Protection and Management. "All agree ...

Singapore lauds Indonesia`s efforts in handling forest fires

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:52:00 +0700

Countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are contributing to achieving a smoke-free zone by 2020, and Indonesia has taken countermeasures to handle land and forest fires in several hotspots during 2016. ...

EARTH WIRE -- Indonesia strongly rejects European Parliament`s allegations

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:31:44 +0700

(image) Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said Indonesia rejects European Parliaments allegations against Indonesian palm oil industry as groundless and despicable. "The allegation linking palm oil industry to ...

Surabaya, Switzerland establish cooperation in waste management

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:57:40 +0700

The Surabaya City Administration, East Java province and the Swiss government have established cooperation in several fields, including vocational education, transportation and waste management systems. "Seeing the large ...

ERTH WIRE -- Indonesia, France to conduct joint research to develop renewable energy

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:48:42 +0700

(image) The Indonesian Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology has agreed here, Wednesday, to conduct joint research with Frances Commission of the Alternative and Atomic Energies to develop renewable energy. "Solar ...

Indonesia continues to study impact of Montara oil pollution

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:04:09 +0700

Indonesia has continued to study the impact of the explosion of the Montara oil rig spilling oil causing heavy pollution in the Timor sea in 2009. Earlier this month, Dr Widodo Pranowo, head of the Marine and Fishery ...