May 19, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Yudhoyono Presidency

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

Climate justice

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

Selling the wind

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

Community engagement

Don’t ignore REDD’s impacts on communities!

Using Indonesian forests

Institutional reform and massive public participation are crucial to mitigate climate change

Reaching for the sky?

Indonesia has set ambitious emissions targets, but meeting them will require hard work

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

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

Big business, big damage

Bioprospecting is threatening Bunaken National Park

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention

Front stage with the PKS

At its upmarket congress, Indonesia’s biggest Islamic party tried but failed to convince it has become an open and inclusive party

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

Praying across borders

Doctrinal borders that divide traditionalist and modernist Muslims in Banjarmasin are breaking down, but slowly

Playing with the past

Critics say it’s just a fad but some young upper middle-class Indonesians are rediscovering forgotten histories

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

Art for Allah’s sake

A unique pesantren, founded and led by an internationally recognised Indonesian calligrapher, attracts men and women from all over the archipelago

The spirit of Sudirman

A mural competition in Yogyakarta sees Indonesians reinterpreting their revolutionary past in the light of present concerns

Transcending personality politics

The election of Anas Urbaningrum suggests Partai Demokrat can survive without its founder, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Theatre of life

A new generation of Indonesian theatre activists is staging performances based on the everyday experiences of local communities

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

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