Following President Joko Widodo visit to East Kalimantan, one of the candidates as new capital city of Indonesia, Minister of National Development Planning/National Planning Agency, Bambang Brodjonegoro, said not to worry about massive deforestation in the island as the planning will be based on green city concept.
On May 10, United Nations for Environment or UNEP in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed on the amendment of Basel Convention to request plastic waste exporter to have consents from recipient countries.
With bad management of plastic waste import, Ministry of Environment and Forestry urges Ministry of Trade to revise its ministerial regulation issued in 2016 on import regulation on non-toxic and hazardous waste.
Following President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo announcement to move Indonesia’s capital city, DKI Jakarta, to other region, assessments for the plan have been going on and important phases will be implemented before 2024.
Amid massive illegal wildlife trading, Ministry of Environment and Forestry reveals that some of priority endangered animals have increase their population.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry encourages multi-business development for non-timber forest products and environmental service as the new backbone of Indonesia’s economy.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) to strengthen cyber patrol working task to tackle illegal plant and animal trading via online. They will monitor, analysis the distribution and trading of protected plants and animals in social media, and arrest the perpetrators.
Peatland Restoration Agency had restored 922,161 hectares of peats. The agency is targeted to restore 2.6 million hectares of peats by 2020.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry announces success to reduce deforestation rate in 2018, which is lower than targeted under Nationally Determined Contribution or NDC, the national document to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
Ministry of Health announces 67 out of 127 hospitals required to re-accreditation up to June 2019 have been accredited, with 50 hospitals waiting for surveys and ten hospitals failed to extend their accreditation.
At least 30 turtles, mostly confiscated from illegal use, released in Natuna waters of Riau island on Sunday (05/05/2019). Turtle is one of the protected species based on national and international regulations because facing threats from nature and human activities.
Minister of Marine and Fisheries Affairs, Susi Pudjiastuti, led the sinking of 13 foreign vessels from Vietnam in Tanjung Datu of West Kalimantan, following the court decision.
Officials from Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) team and Pati District Police,and Central Java Natural Resources Agency arrested three people, owners of body parts of endangered species, with the largest number from elephant ivory in the forms of cigarette pipes, rings, bracelets, and necklaces.