Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – The Central Jakarta district court on Thursday (Sep 16) ordered President Joko Widodo and his administration to tighten regulations and impose greater supervisio
Environment & Natural Disasters
September 16, 2021
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – An Indonesian court has ruled President Joko Widodo and six other government leaders failed to tackle Jakarta's chronic air pollution, in a
September 15, 2021
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – The plaintiffs in a landmark air pollution case brought against the authorities in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta hope they may finally hear a de
September 14, 2021
Nick Toscano – Australian energy giant Santos has signed a deal with Timor-Leste authorities to advance a project designed to bury carbon dioxide beneath ageing gas fields in the Timor
September 11, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia has ended a deal with Norway on cooperation to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation, due to lack of payment, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Environmental activists from the Gerakan Pawai Bebas Plastik held a peaceful protest outside the Tokopedia Building at Karet Semanggi in South Jakarta on Septem
September 10, 2021
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has unveiled the country's first national priority plan to recover the ecosystems of 15 major lakes in "critical" condition by 2024.
September 7, 2021
Michael Taylor, Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia's electric vehicle drive is likely to overtake its ambitious biodiesel programme within a decade, but will o
September 4, 2021
Andi Firdaus, Fardah, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has reported that a total of 1,805 natural disasters struck Indonesia during the January-August 2021 perio
September 1, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Think-tank Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, or FPCI, urges Indonesia to take a more proactive approach in combating climate change, following a recen
August 27, 2021
We're just about to enter September, and already weather experts are urging Indonesians to prepare their umbrellas as this year's rainy season may come early.
Zacharias Wuragil, Jakarta – Global warming has pushed the rainy season to come earlier in Indonesia this year.
August 19, 2021
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has increased its climate ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2060 at the latest, a decade faster than previously estimated, a s
August 11, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – UNESCO has urged the Indonesian government to close a stretch of road that runs through the largest protected area in Southeast Asia, citing its negative e
Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia should make permanent its temporary ban on new permits for oil palm plantations to advance progress on tackling deforestation and m
July 29, 2021
Medan – Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on Wednesday, spewing a massive column of smoke and ash into the sky.
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – 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 Indra
July 28, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) said 59 percent of rivers in Indonesia are still severely polluted.
July 10, 2021
Jakarta – Soon environmental destruction is on the same level as genocide and will come under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
June 26, 2021
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June 16, 2021
Dirk Tomsa and Ken M.P. Setiawan – Studies examining how the pandemic has affected the environment around the globe have produced mixed results.
June 11, 2021
Aisyah Llewellyn, Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesians continue to hold their breath as they await the outcome of a landmark legal battle over who is responsible for Jakarta's dirty air aft
June 10, 2021
Adam Prireza, Jakarta – The Central Jakarta District Court has again postponed the reading of the verdict of the citizen lawsuit related to air pollution in the capital city.
June 9, 2021
Rebecca Ratcliffe and Johanes Hutabarat in Jakarta – A blanket of thick, snow-like foam covers the surface of a canal in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Teacher Istu Prayogi spent the 1990s living in Indonesia's congested capital of Jakarta, all the time battling a runny nose, headaches and shortness