Environment & Natural Disasters

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September 2023

Suara Papua – September 28, 2023

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – Calls for a boycott on carbon trading, ending the release and discharge of emissions, as well as accelerating the recognition of customary and people's management areas have been echoed because of its direct impact on the existence of the archipelago's indigenous peoples.

CNN Indonesia – September 23, 2023

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Clean Energy says it rejects the inclusion of "new energy" that still originates from fossil fuels in the Draft Law on New and Renewable Energy (RUU EBET). "[We] reject 'new energy' in the RUU EBET", the group said during a media briefing in Central Jakarta on Friday September 22.

CNN Indonesia – September 5, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised government efforts to overcome air pollution, which is being headed up by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

CNN Indonesia – September 1, 2023

Jakarta – The Jakarta Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) is urging central and regional governments not to show favouritism in acting against business owners that contribute to air pollution.

August 2023

Arah Juang – August 20, 2023

Dipo Negoro – On Sunday August 13, based on data from the IQAir air quality monitoring website at 6 am, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Jakarta stood at 170 or in the unhealthy category, with high levels of PM2.5 pollutants.

CNN Indonesia – August 16, 2023

Jakarta – The Capital City Civil Society Coalition held a demonstration in front of the Jakarta City Hall on Wednesday August 16. They were urging the Jakarta provincial government to immediately overcome the worsening problem of air pollution.

June 2023

CNN Indonesia – June 7, 2023

Jakarta – The Advocacy Team for Academic Freedom (TAKA) launched a lawsuit against Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar with the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) on Wednesday June 7 over the minister's anti-scientific policies.

CNN Indonesia – June 1, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) coastal and marine campaign manager Parid Ridwanuddin says they oppose the government's decision to revive sea sand dredging and is ready to challenge the policy in court.

May 2023

CNN Indonesia – May 16, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has revealed that land concessions for nickel mining in Indonesia reached 1,037,435.22 hectares in 2022.

Walhi campaign division head Puspa Dewy said that of this total, 765,237.07 hectares are located in forest areas.

March 2023

Kompas.com – March 9, 2023

Pontianak Hendra Cipta (contributor), Jakarta – Four unidentified individuals attempted to close down a discussion on endangered Tapanuli orangutans threatened by a hydroelectric dam project in North Sumatra that was being held by the conservation group Satya Bumi and several civil society organisations (CSO) in Tebet, South Jakarta, on Thursday morning, March 9.