Jan 21, 2018 Last Updated 3:31 AM, Jan 6, 2018

Environment

The energy challenge

The energy challenge

Indonesia is rich in renewable energy but government policies foster reliance on fossil fuels

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Taking action in the provinces

Taking action in the provinces

Officials in Papua and Riau want to prevent deforestation, but they need concrete action and resources from the national government, not just talk and instructions

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Climate justice

Climate justice

Climate change is compounding the environmental and social justice problems confronted by marginalised communities: a multi-faceted movement is needed in response

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Selling the wind

Selling the wind

Aceh experiments with a major REDD project, but without involving local people

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Holding up the sky

Holding up the sky

Indonesia has set ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions that will require major changes in how forests and agricultural lands are managed

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Climate change and Indonesia

Climate change and Indonesia

Indonesia can make the transition from climate change villain to global hero, but empowering the poor will be a key to effective action

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Stopping the flow

Stopping the flow

Lapindo Brantas’ involvement in the Surabaya Post has restricted the way journalists report on the mudflow

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Eager to work

Eager to work

The value of children’s paid work on Lombok’s tobacco plantations presents a challenge to emotive arguments for the wholesale banning of child labour

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Corrupting politics

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

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Latest Articles

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Jan 06, 2018 - FADJAR I THUFAIL

Source: Cinema Poetica

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Essay: Masked but not hidden

Dec 04, 2017 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

Credit: Erlinawati Graham

A small museum in Java is preserving a storytelling tradition, and the thoughts and feelings behind it

Essay: Getting to know you through a pendopo

Nov 13, 2017 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

A look at the journey and contribution of a longtime Australian teacher and researcher of Indonesian Studies

When a history seminar becomes toxic

Nov 02, 2017 - SASKIA E WIERINGA

Attacks on a meeting of survivors of 1965 and their supporters at the offices of the Legal Aid Institute in Jakarta in September 2017 do not bode well for human...

Facing history

Oct 18, 2017 - ELSA CLAVE & ANDY FULLER

Credit: http://www.tribunal1965.org

A witness account of the 2015 International People’s Tribunal on 1965

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