Indonesian Institute for Sciences or LIPI states that Indonesia’s marine potential if converted to currency could reach up to Rp1,772 trillion (US$124 billion).
Oceanography Research Center, under Indonesian Institute for Sciences (LIPI), puts coral reefs and marine ecosystem health as its focus of research program following this year’s theme on Earth Day, “Protect Our Species”.
Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo announces a competition to recycle campaign props to valuable goods on his social media account which worth a total of Rp20 million (US$1,421).
On a latest research, Indonesian Institute for Sciences reveals nata de coco, fermented coconut water, is potential as alternative substance of polymer on plastics.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) inaugurates integrated waste management facilities in six district/city of Citarum watershed areas as part of the Clean Citarum program. The facility spent more than Rp12 billion (US$852,396).
Following the 2018 natural disasters, — earthquakes, tsunami, and liquefaction –, in Central Sulawesi, a senior official said the government has allocated at least Rp36 trillion (US$2.5 billion) to rebuilt the province.
Green activists under #Vote4Forest slammed majority of law makers who have been pushing to pass palm oil bill arguing that it will only profit palm oil companies.
Civil societies urged DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to stop contracts with PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya or PALYJA and PT Aetra Air Jakarta arguing that data showed private sectors could only accommodate 14 percent.
Despite of its vast biodiversity richness and being a member of global coalition, Indonesia keeps on losing its biodiversity. In addition, the country’s national policy is criticized for leaning to economics and politics rather than environment.
Apart from waste, Indonesian oceans are also facing massive exploitation. Ministry of Marine and Fisheries Affairs have issued regulations to support healthy marine management and beneficial for Indonesia.
Following China announced as the host for World Environment Day on June 5 and took air pollution as the theme, Indonesia is focusing on vehicle emissions and strengthening air pollution concentration parameter.
Amid rising concerns for marine plastic waste, Indonesia allocates three percent of its state budget to support regions developing their sustainable marine tourism.