Dec 07, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Environment

Beyond technical fixes

Indonesia is blessed with considerable potential for renewable energy generation, but so far has been slow to grasp it

Sexy killers

Bringing the coal industry and the oligarchs into focus

Taking the nuclear option

Building public trust will be key to making nuclear power a reality in Indonesia

Jokowi’s 35000 megawatt dream

The government’s approach to this mega power infrastructure program is typical of its overwhelming drive to get business done

Indonesia’s energy dilemma

Introduction to the edition

Photo Essay: From the field

Be there! Exploring small oil palm plantations from Riau (not Europe)

Coral reef conservation and the communities leading the way

Major policy shifts are needed to prevent the destruction of the reefs, but for now, coastal communities are having an impact and the reduction in tourism due to COVID-19 is offering some breathing space

Java’s waste banks

Support and integrity from government and big business could protect informal waste workers

Buried under the weight of a recycling crisis

When paper waste imports started began 20 years ago most Bangun residents sold their farms to work as waste collectors for paper mills. Now many are dependent on waste sorting

Photo essay: Jakarta's youth use trash to shape their futures

The mentors and interns at Ffrash are empowering themselves within the waste economy and striving to better society

Moving toward a circular economy

The complexity of plastic waste in Indonesia

Criminalising justice

The ‘communist stigma’ is being used as a tool in the courtroom to attack human and environmental rights

Hunger and culture in West Papua

Oil palm projects are causing hunger in Merauke, both literal and symbolic

The waste emergency

Government, producers and the public must all cooperate to tackle Indonesia’s waste problems

Bangun! Banjir!

Seorang antropolog Belanda tinggal di permukiman kumuh di bantaran kali Jakarta untuk memahami bagaimana warga di sana hidup berdampingan dengan banjir

Religious idioms of vulnerability

Years after the tsunami, people in Aceh articulate the fragility of life through religious idioms

The Palu earthquake

Though earthquakes are common in Palu, residents underestimate the threat, and government response efforts are weak

When the deity meditates…

In ancient Indonesian manuscripts, a disaster is sometimes not a disaster, but a message from the deity.

Wake up! Flood!

A Dutch anthropologist lived in a Jakarta riverside slum to learn how residents there cope with constant flooding

Timotius and Freeport

Elite politics and Freeport Indonesia’s non-compliance continue to deny Timotius Kambu his owed wages

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'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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