Thursday, 24th August 2017
Environment
  • Indonesia to soon ratify Minamata Convention on Mercury
    23rd June 2017
    A number of ministries and institutions at a joint meeting with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) on Thursday, have committed to accelerate the ratification process of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. ...
  • Parliament calls on authorities to crack down on polluters
    14th June 2017
    Deputy of Commission VII House of Representatives Hadi Mulyadi here on Tuesday called the Environment and Forestry Ministry to crack down on polluters, including companies which are responsible for destroying nature. In ...
  • 28 hotspots detected on Sumatra Island
    14th June 2017
    The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected 28 hotspots, indicating forest and plantation fires, in four provinces located on Sumatra Island on Tuesday. The hotspots were found in Aceh, North ...
  • Greenpeace Indonesia protests US climate policy
    8th June 2017
    Greenpeace Indonesia staged a protest in front of the US embassy here on Wednesday over the decision of President Donald Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change. "President Trump looks like to turn ...
  • Maritime minister urges ASEAN countries to help reduce marine waste
    6th June 2017
    Indonesian Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has sought cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to help reduce plastic waste that pollutes the sea. Pandjaitan attended a ...
  • Government develops mercury-free mining pilot plant
    5th June 2017
    The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, is developing an innovative pilot plant of a gold mine without mercury in Lebak, Banten ...
  • Helicopter drops 40 tons of water to extinguish Riau fires
    5th June 2017
    Riau Provinces forest and land fire task force has deployed an MI-8 helicopter to drop 40 tons of water to extinguish forest fires in Kampar District, spokesperson of the Roesmin Nurjadin airbase Maj. Sus Rizwar stated. "We ...
  • WWF releases exclusive summary on Borneo on World Environment Day
    5th June 2017
    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia and Malaysia released an exclusive publication of "The Environmental Status of Borneo 2016" to commemorate this years World Environment Day. Acting CEO of WWF Indonesia Benja V. ...
  • Trump`s decision to quit Paris deal to not affect Indonesia: Minister
    3rd June 2017
    President Donald Trumps decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change will not affect climate change mitigation and adaptation programs carried out by Indonesia, Environmental and Forestry ...
  • Megawati Soekarnoputri garden inaugurated in Jeju
    31st May 2017
    A garden named after the Fifth Indonesian president Megawati Soekarnoputri has been inaugurated in Jeju of South Korea as a symbol to honor Megawati. "In the name of Allah, I am happy to inaugurate the botanical garden," ...