May 22, 2024 Last Updated 6:09 AM, May 21, 2024

Climate Change

Gendered flames

There have been improvements in understandings about the importance of women’s roles in community-based environmental initiatives, but in the realm of fire governance there is still a long way to go

Menyeimbangkan resiko

Masyarakat di Kecamatan Mendawai memahami dampak dan bahaya kebakaran hutan, namun beberapa masih menggunakan api karena satu-satunya pilihan yang tersisa untuk menyambung hidup

Balancing the risks

The Mendawai people are aware of the risks forest fires bring, but some continue to use fire as a tool as it is the only affordable way they know to make a living

Carbon on fire

Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) promises private participation towards a net sink future, but not a fire-proof one

Tuna trouble

Thinking about an intangible crisis in North Seram

Social ecological democracy

Because experience cannot be delegated

Essay: Eco-socialist visions, how Indonesia could inspire Australia

In 1945, Indonesians astonished the world with a Revolution for social justice. Can they do it again in the 2020s with climate justice?

Utopia beyond the abyss

Ecological civilisation in Indonesia

Anticipating the future

Success and failure of Indramayu farmers’ responses to El-Niño

Trials of a mother

For women giving birth in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and other rural and remote parts of Indonesia, adequate facilities and trained health workers are not easily reached

How vulnerable is Indonesia to future climate change?

To understand the future of Indonesian precipitation, climate scientists are looking into the distant past

The energy challenge

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

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

Latest Articles

Labouring in vain?

May 03, 2024 - HASNA A. FADHILAH

The Labour Party (Partai Buruh) was revived in the wake of opposition to the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, but failure in the 2024 election shows they failed to connect...

Book review: Uncovering Suharto's Cold War

Apr 19, 2024 - VIRDIKA RIZKY UTAMA

Film review: Inheriting collective memories through 'Eksil'

Apr 12, 2024 - WAHYUDI AKMALIAH

A documentary embraced by TikTokers is changing how young people understand Indonesia’s past

Indonesians call for climate action through music

Apr 11, 2024 - JULIA WINTERFLOOD

Self-education and lived experience of the impacts of climate change, are driving a grassroots environmental movement

Book review: Clive of Indonesia

Apr 05, 2024 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

Subscribe to Inside Indonesia

Receive Inside Indonesia's latest articles and quarterly editions in your inbox.

Bacaan Bumi: Pemikiran Ekologis – sebuah suplemen Inside Indonesia

Lontar Modern Indonesia

Lontar-Logo-Ok

 

A selection of stories from the Indonesian classics and modern writers, periodically published free for Inside Indonesia readers, courtesy of Lontar.