Oct 29, 2020 Last Updated 10:59 PM, Oct 26, 2020

Environment

Fighting to survive

Fighting to survive

A small community in Southeast Sulawesi is engaged in an ongoing quest for recognition of its right to live on its ancestral land

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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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Latest Articles

Why so serious?

Oct 15, 2020 - PRATIWI UTAMI

Twitter/mumaxxmuma

Netizens’ responses to the banning of a popular slang word raise questions about the moral character of public communication

Review Essay: Banishment and belonging

Oct 02, 2020 - RON WITTON

Japanese and Malay Pearl Divers / State Library of Western Australia

Essay: Seeking solace in the midst of COVID-19

Sep 25, 2020 - SEBASTIAN PARTOGI

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak the book club has hosted weekly virtual meetings/ Baca Rasa Dengar

Book clubs and creative communities have headed online where they provide Jakartans with vital connections and solace during the pandemic

A 150-year old obstacle to land rights 

Sep 18, 2020 - AHMAD DHIAULHAQ & WARD BERENSCHOT

Protestors calling for land reform, Jakarta, September 2019 / Dhemas Reviyanto / ANTARA FOTO

The Dutch colonialists adopted the concept of domein verklaring (domain declaration) to claim control over a large part of Indonesia’s land. This act lives on in modern-day Indonesia, causing conflict...

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