Saturday, 24 June 2017

Environment

Next Islamic State: Australia’s Indonesia Challenge – The Diplomat

Friday, 23 June 2017 1:39 pm


The Diplomat
Next Islamic State: Australia's Indonesia Challenge
The Diplomat
While prevention is an admirable and essential objective of counterterror operations, it is also unachievable at a strategic level in the current geopolitical environment globally and the emerging political climate in Indonesia. My June 16 article

Indonesia to soon ratify Minamata Convention on Mercury

Thursday, 22 June 2017 9:23 pm

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.

APP mill can produce far more than expected, stoking worries – The Straits Times

Thursday, 22 June 2017 9:00 pm

APP mill can produce far more than expected, stoking worries
The Straits Times
An analysis by a group of Indonesian environmental organisations showed that the 2015 fires had burnt an estimated 86,000ha of planted acacia within the OKI mill's supply areas in South Sumatra – accounting for 26 per cent of APP's total planted area

Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index: Indonesia Should Maintain Focus on Tourism Infrastructure – Future Directions International (press release)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 7:16 am


Future Directions International (press release)
Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index: Indonesia Should Maintain Focus on Tourism Infrastructure
Future Directions International (press release)
The overall score given to Indonesia in the index was 4.16, similar to Russia (4.15), India (4.18) and Turkey (4.14). Compared to other countries, Indonesia performed poorly in terms of environmental sustainability (ranked 131), health and hygiene

Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom – The Star Online

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 5:45 am


The Star Online
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
The Star Online
This photo taken on May 20, 2017 shows an excavator at an illegal gold mine located along the banks of the Tabir river in West Tabir, Indonesia's Sumatra island. -AFP … But it is not just the environment that is suffering, miners are putting their

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