Posted in: Environment

Talking Indonesia: democratic regression and the environment

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How are post-truth politics and democratic regression affecting environmental protection in Indonesia? Tito Ambyo chats to Dr Dirk Tomsa in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Indonesia without Luhut Pandjaitan

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Powerful Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is a serious player in the coal mining industry, despite the conflicts of interest involved.

History repeats: Langkat case exposes the long history of slavery on plantations

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The alleged abuse of plantation workers by the Langkat district head shocked Indonesia. But the exploitation of plantation workers follows a pattern established as far back as the colonial era.

Talking Indonesia: climate change

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Is the Indonesian government united in its response to climate change? Does Indonesia have the capacity to implement its climate change response framework? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Dr Josi Khatarina in Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: Papua, food and racism

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How do racial discrimination and agricultural development interact to affect indigenous communities' right to food in West Papua? Dr Annisa Beta chats to Dr Sophie Chao in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Does Indonesia really need a land bank?

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Plans for a new national land bank need to consider how the institution would meet the government’s goals – and benefit the people.

Talking Indonesia: deforestation and climate change

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Indonesia recorded record low rates of deforestation in 2020. Can it sustain this trend? What challenges remain to significantly reduce or even end deforestation? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Aida Greenbury in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

As Jokowi calls for climate action, destructive coal mining continues to boom

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The president is signalling a shift in energy policy away from coal, but mining for the resource shows no signs of slowing. Article 33’s Santoso gives a closer view of what the practice is costing communities on the ground.

Jokowi’s call to stall mining law revisions rings hollow as deliberations proceed

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Despite mass student protests and an intervention by the president, legislators last week picked up where they left off on dangerous revisions to the mining law, write JATAM’s Merah Johansyah and Alwiya Shahbanu.

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