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In Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province, the peat areas are burning and emitting a toxic smoke causing untold damage to the environment, wildlife and human health. Most of the fires in Central Kalimantan are blazing in former peatland forests, which have been drained, cleared and burned for oil palm and agriculture, large and small. The dried-out peat ignites easily, burns underground and creeps under the surface. Experts from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) travel to the heart of the fires to see the situation with their own eyes and measure the extent of the impact. More information please visit: http://blog.cifor.org/fire http://www.cifor.org/fire
Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect on the islands' environment and people. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bangka Island.
"The Forest" motion graphic is an effort to improve environmental awareness about deforestation in Indonesia caused by paper industry. Deforestation is a global issue affecting all of us. It is important to inform people about this issue so that people can understand seriousness of the problem. The Forest is a MA student project directed and animated by Sasha Milic made for MA Degree in Design 2013 at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) Norway Made in Cinema 4D , After Effects Design, Animation, Editing - Sasha Milic Sound design - JHåland Voice - Christian Rosnes Background music - audionetwork.com Source : https://vimeo.com/groups/31151/videos/66023105
On the other side of Indonesia, in the islands of Raja Ampat, there is another threat to the environment -- tourism. The islands are a marine paradise bordered by sandy beaches, coral reefs and turquoise water. Raja Ampat is the most eastern of Indonesia's 17 thousand islands. The archipelago itself is made up of 15-hundred islands. It'ss one of the most biodiverse marine habitats on the planet. But it's also set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot. And as Christine Pirovolakis reports, development could put more stress on the environment. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
With temperatures and sea levels rising alarmingly, putting 2,000 of the country's islands and 42 million households at risk of drowning by 2050, one would expect environmental news to top the agenda in Indonesia. But when you look at mainstream media there, it is hard to find stories that go beyond catastrophes like forest fires or mudslides, examining who and what is behind them. In 2015, huge fires swept through Indonesia's rainforests. About 2.6 million hectares of forest (an area roughly the size of Rwanda) was set aflame to clear space for palm oil plantations. The fires produced - in just three weeks - more greenhouse gases than Germany does in an entire year. Forest fires have become an annual occurrence in Indonesia, and still, the country's media seldom devote the column inche...
You will see a critical focus on the environment from my government moving forward. We look forward to working with all the parties at the next COP21 meeting in Paris. http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/10/27-indonesia-president-joko-widodo On October 27, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted President Joko Widodo of Indonesia for a discussion on the role of Indonesia in the changing world, focusing on economic opportunities and reforms, geopolitics, ASEAN, and international commitments. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BrookingsInstitution Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Brookings Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrookingsInst Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/brookingsinst LinkedIn: http://ww...
Environmentalists are urging a major review of regulations that protect the forest and environment in Indonesia. Some experts say rapid destruction of rainforests is one of the main causes for climate change. Indonesian jungles are giving way to plantations for palm oil and wood for consumer products. This has led to massive deforestation as companies take advantage of lax laws and investment incentives to plant profitable products, instead of conserving the environment for future generations. [Teguh Surya, Campaign Dir., Indonesian Environmental Forum]: Indonesia is a significant contributor to the world's lungs with its forest. According to the latest U.N. environmental reports, deforestation accounts for up to 25 percent of global emissions. [Teguh Surya, Campaign Dir...
5th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, organised by Project Southeast Asia. Friday 15 April 2016, 1600 – 1800, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. NOTE: Video ends at 1hr but audio is complete.
Hi! I"m Michelle and last summer I went to Indonesia as a part of the Indonesia United States Leadership Exchange Program. I met some of my greatest friends and learned about a country that has tons to discover. This video takes a look into the relationship between the environment and culture in Indonesia. What I found was that the more we know about other cultures, the more capable we are of taking care of each other and this world as a whole. A special terima kasih (thank you) to Legacy International, Center for Civic Education Indonesia and the US State Department all for making this experience possible.
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Small-scale mining across Indonesia has grown sharply in the past decade, mirroring a rise in gold prices. The use of mercury and the destruction of sensitive habitat for critically endangered species are particular concerns. This story is available on mangabay.com (June 3, Pacific time).
As other workers, a domestic workers need to work in a situation where they fully understand and enjoy the respect and fulfilment of their rights; a situation where their duty can be done properly without avoiding respect to their needs as human being. The implementation of a decent working hour, rest time, and other employment aspects would create a good working environment for both domestic worker and his/her employer
Eckerd College's Asia and the Environment Initiative, funded by a grant from the Luce Foundation, sent six students to Indonesia in the summer of 2015. The students studied Asian culture and environmental issues, and began two mangrove research projects, to be finished by future program students.
Praveeni was an exchange participant from AIESEC in Kandy and she volunteered in Indonesia in a project which focused on solving environmental issues in Indonesia Want to know more about Global Volunteer? Visit us at www.globalvolunteer.lk
T/I: 11:10:29 GS 10:23:15 Indonesia's President Suharto on Tuesday (16/09) apologized for the forest fires raging around Indonesia and the smoke that is plaguing neighbouring countries. Speaking at the opening of the seventh Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on the Environment, Suharto said "To the communities of neighbouring countries who have been disturbed by the fires in our territory, Indonesia offers its most sincere apologies." He said Indonesia was doing its utmost to "prevent and overcome" the fires that have wiped out more than 100,000 hectares of forests this year in Sumatra and Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo island. SHOWS: KALIMANTAN, BORNEO ISLAND, INDONESIA (recent) 00.00 CU burning bush; 00.07 MS burning bush; ...