Mohammad Sherafatmand, Singapore – Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, has been on an upward trajectory and shall attract significant manufacturing and technology investments o
Environment & Natural Disasters
September 16, 2023
September 15, 2023
Fachri Hamzah, Jakarta – Padang Regional Secretary Andre Algamar stated in a written statement today, September 14, 2023, that the air quality in Padang worsens every day.
September 14, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The West Java Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has declared an emergency alert status for drought in Bogor Regency, Bekasi Regency, and Garut Regency.
September 12, 2023
Jakarta – State-owned oil company Pertamina says it is adopting carbon capture storage (CCS)/carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies in a bid to help the government r
Jakarta – A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck North Maluku province on Monday, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said, but there were no immediate reports of heavy d
September 11, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government is planning to allow other countries bury their carbon in Indonesia through a process popularly known as carbon capture and storage (CCS).
September 9, 2023
Antara, Bogor – Head of Gunungsindur Subdistrict Dace Hatomi said residents have been complaining for the past seven years about wells allegedly being contaminated with fuel oil.
September 8, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia is expecting its rainy season to start in November, a month later than usual, after a longer dry season caused by the El Nino weather pattern, its meteorology
September 7, 2023
Ilham Oktafian, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have taken decisive action in the fight against air pollution by establishing a dedicated task force responsible for inspecting factories in
September 6, 2023
Nur Khasanah Apriliani, Jakarta – Climate and Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Bondan Andriyanu criticizes several measures carried out by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Inve
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 Af
September 4, 2023
Advist Khoirunikmah, Jakarta – The head of Marunda Apartment Community Forum, Didi Suwandi, said that coal dust pollution has lessened since the government temporarily suspended two sto
Theresia Sufa, Bogor, West Java – Researchers at IPB University in Bogor, West Java, are looking into turning empty palm fruit bunch waste into threads with economic value for the fashi
Adi Warsono, Jakarta – The drought in Bekasi Regency is worsening.
September 1, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar disclosed in a hearing with the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IV on Thursday, August 31, that 351 i
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 t
Jakarta – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Timor island on Thursday, the meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG) said on social media platform X, adding there was no potential for a tsun
August 31, 2023
Jakarta – Weeks have gone by as the government works left and right to solve Jakarta's choking air pollution. Yet the problem seems to be worsening instead of improving.
August 28, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Tropical glaciers in Papua are predicted to vanish within the next three years.
August 26, 2023
Muhammad Sidik Permana, Jakarta – The Bogor City Government announced a fine of Rp10 million for residents who burn trash in a bid to prevent air pollution in the city.
August 25, 2023
Adi Warsono, Jakarta – The regional government of Bekasi set the status of drought in Bekasi to alert as stated in the SK Regent No. HK.02.02/KEP.528-BPBD/2023.
August 24, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The Environmental and Forestry Ministry is halting the operation of four companies indicated as the cause of air pollution in Greater Jakarta.
August 23, 2023
Jakarta – Two of the world's few tropical glaciers in Indonesia are melting, their ice under threat to vanish by 2026 or sooner, as an El Nino weather pattern lengthens the dry s
August 17, 2023
Koh Ewe – Jakarta and its surrounding cities are shrouded in thick smog this month, and even Indonesian President Joko Widodo, commonly referred to as Jokowi, appears to be no match for
August 16, 2023
Riani Sanusi Putri, Danar Trivasya Fikri, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo emphasized that downstream industry enforced by the government strives to minimize environmental impac
Heather Chen, Hong Kong – Indonesia's capital Jakarta is the world's most polluted city, according to a new study, and the country's president may have the cough to prove it.
August 14, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The government of Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta, has declared a state of emergency due to the worsening drought as 14 out of 18 districts are dealing with a shortage
Jakarta – The government will force drivers to undergo emission tests and consider ordering half of its civil servants to work from home, officials said on Monday, amid deteriorating ai
Timika, Jubi – Yuniet Murib, the head of the Puncak Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), has confirmed that her office has successfully distributed essential food assistance across 15 vil
August 11, 2023
August 10, 2023
Ohan, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia, the climate and energy activism group, regrets the decision of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his ministries to submit for cassation to the Sup
August 9, 2023
Budi Purwanto and Johan Purnomo, Karanganyar, Indonesia – It's been four, long, hot months since Sunardi's village has seen any rainfall as an El Nino-induced drought parches Ind
August 8, 2023
Amelia Rahima Sari, Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for Living Environment (Walhi), an environmental group, lamented President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement about resol
August 7, 2023
August 5, 2023
Jakarta – In Papua, which is known for its abundant natural resources, around 7,500 people of the outlying districts of Agandugume and Lambewi in Puncak regency, Central Papua have been
August 4, 2023
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Aid has been arriving in Central Papua's mountainous Puncak regency to help residents endure the effects of months of drought, but bad weather and limited infrast
August 3, 2023
Ardila Syakriah, Bandung – They started as flood victims, now they are touted as local heroes for cleaning up the rivers and beaches of Indonesia's third largest city Bandung in West Ja
Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin convened on Wednesday an emergency meeting at his private residence in Central Jakarta to discuss the monthslong drought in Papua, which has claimed
Antara, Jakarta – The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Bogor Regency, West Java, dispatched 10,000 liters of clean water to deal with drought in the Puncak area, particular
August 2, 2023
Extreme drought that destroyed crops triggered a food crisis in Indonesia's Christian-majority conflict-ridden Papua region, leaving at least six people dead and thousands starving, an
August 1, 2023
Jakarta – It is the year of more heat and less rain, more wildfires and less water. Welcome to a scorching dry season!
July 28, 2023
Nabiila Azzahra, Jakarta – Several environmental groups prepare for the upcoming Plastic-free March 2023 on Sunday, July 30, 2023.
July 25, 2023
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, and the UK Embassy for Indonesia signed an Implementing Agreement on
Harriet Crisp, Jakarta – In a region known as the heart of Javanese culture because of its temples and nature, the idea of decomposing food waste and discarded packaging seems almost ta
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – The government has reaffirmed its plan to launch Indonesia's first carbon exchange in September, aiming to bring the country closer to its net-zero emission re
Front Row, Jakarta – To help meet the requirements of Indonesia's recently enacted carbon capture regulation, Honeywell has offered a full suite of carbon capture, utilization and stora
July 21, 2023
July 20, 2023
Zacharias Wuragil, Jakarta – Scorching hot weather and the absence of clouds will sweep across Greater Jakarta or Jabodetabek again today, July 20, 2023.
Antara, Manado – Mount Karangetang in Siau Tagulandang Biaro or Sitaro Islands, North Sulawesi, is still releasing lava avalanches as of Thursday morning, July 20, 2023.