Following recent flash floods in Sentani of Papua which have claimed lives, government agencies have split opinions about the cause of the disaster.
Water is basic rights for Indonesians as stipulated by the 1945 Constitution. Consequently, the state is obliged to provide water as basic human rights. However, ground water is being exploited for human needs regardless of its sustainability and quality.
Heavy rains in Jayapura in Saturday (16/03/2019) afternoon resulted to flash floods hit at least nine urban communities (kelurahan) of Sentani subdistrict.
People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice, or KIARA, uncovered the practice of selling Indonesia’s small island for a total of Rp243 billion (US$17 million) via online.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry or KLHK with its partners will conduct a survey and monitoring in Sumatra aiming to double Sumatran tiger population by 2022.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry is planning to rehabilitate the heavily polluted Pladen Lake of Depok. The 1.27 hectares lake filled with black water, bad odour and sedimentation.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry or KLHK denies a report published by Greenpeace stating DKI Jakarta, the country’s capital city, has the lowest air quality level in Southeast Asia.
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Issues, Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Environment and Forestry launch a collaboration dubbed Global Plastic Action Partnerships in the effort to reduce plastic waste pollution.
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries inaugurates ornamental fish research center in Depok aiming to generate innovations in the industry.
In spite of presidential regulation issued in 2018 stipulated the acceleration of waste-to-energy plant development, budget allocation for the tipping fee of waste management in regional remains an issue.
Green activists held protests on Wednesday (06/03/2019) following Minister of Environment and Forestry’s decision to move down the status of Kamojang and Papandayan mountains from nature reserve to nature recreation park.
Following the paid plastic program enforced by Indonesian retailers association, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Sity Nurbaya, said consumers are not supposed to be burdened by the policy.
Marking the 2019 National Waste Care Day, Ministry of Environment and Forestry or KLHK set up clean-up events in 74 locations of national parks and conservation areas in the country on 4 March 2019.