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Unpacking Indonesia’s Just Energy Transition Roadmap

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As part of its obligations under the Just Energy Transition Partnership, Indonesia released a Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan that details a roadmap for reaching peak emissions in 2030 and becoming net zero by 2050. It was written with an eye toward making Indonesia’s renewable energy sector more attractive to private capital. But is it politically feasible?
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What do illegal loggers and nature conservationists have in common?

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In the minds of many conservationists and the public, nature conservation and illegal logging are polar opposites: one saves forests while the other destroys them. But importantly, in some instances, local communities fear conservationists as much as companies and the state.
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More than batteries – can shared EV ambitions kickstart a new green tech ecosystem?

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Details of the EV partnership between Indonesia and Australia are still opaque. But, regardless, the shared commitment of Australia and Indonesia to their own battery and EV industries could mark a significant milestone in the quest for closer economic relations.
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The 2024 elections will be crucial for Indonesian forests: What can we learn from Norway’s anti-deforestation support?

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In 2021 the Indonesian government terminated the REDD+ anti-deforestation deal with Norway. A new agreement between the two countries was unveiled in the lead-up to COP27 but it is lower in ambition and lacks clear financing commitments. What can lessons can we learn from the REDD+ agreement?

Talking Indonesia: sand mining

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According to a report from the UN, sand is the second most exploited natural resource in the world after water. Done without care, sand mining can cause coastal areas or even whole islands to disappear. Some fishing communities in Indonesia are at risk of losing their livelihoods and cultures due to sand mining operations.

Talking Indonesia: forest fires

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In 2015 and 2019 massive forest fires in Indonesia shrouded its neighbours in smoke. In this week’s episode of Talking Indonesia, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Sofyan Ansori, whose research is focused on the Indigenous Dayak in Central Kalimantan and their relationships with fire in a changing environment.

Talking Indonesia: environmental defenders

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How are environmental defenders strategically using the law to promote environmental protection? In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Jacqui Baker explores this question and more with Associate Professor Agung Wardana.

Talking Indonesia: plastics pollution

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What is happening at the grassroots in Indonesia in response to the environmental emergencies that communities face every day? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Ewa Wojkowska and Gede Robi in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

How can Indonesia better protect the rights of oil palm smallholder farmers?

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The government’s recent decision to ban palm oil exports has shone a light on the many governance problems in the palm oil industry.

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