Source: The Jakarta Post Date: 31 July 2021 Indonesia needs to invest US$312 billion to reach its target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, according to Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. The figure is based on the estimated contribution stated in the reworked nationally deter...
Source: Channel News Asia Date: 23 July 2021  State utility company PLN has pledged carbon neutrality by 2060, but the pledge merits greater scrutiny, says a researcher. In May 2021, Indonesia's biggest utility company, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), pledged to phase out fossil fuels by 2060 ...
Source: Climate Home News Date: 12 July 2021  The EU's threatened carbon tariff on imports has spurred trading partners like Indonesia and Turkey to consider making polluters pay at home G20 finance ministers have for the first time endorsed carbon pricing as a tool to transition to a low-carbo...
Source: Fast Company Date: 12 July 2021Seaweed farming could be a potent weapon in the fight against climate change. But can it scale? In a series of floating seaweed farms off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, a catamaran travels back and forth through lines of dangling red algae. Custom technology on ...
Source: Mongabay Date: 12 July 2021Increased adoption of electric vehicles could render redundant Indonesia's biofuel infrastructure, which the government is touting as its chosen alternative to fossil fuels.A new report projects demand for biofuel more than halving as EVs take hold, even as the gov...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: July 12, 2021 More than half of global GDP is now generated in countries that have net-zero mandates, meaning that they will reduce, absorb, or abate greenhouse-gas emissions so that their economies become carbon neutral. Among them: China, the European Union, Japan, an...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...