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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.
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
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
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...
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Fishermen in the community of Les, in Bali, used poison cyanide to stun and catch the ornamental fish that supplied their livelihood. But, after 15 years of this environmentally damaging practice, the local coral reef was left severely bleached. Arsana, a fisherman from Bali. UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the Small Grants Programme, by working with local partners and the people of Les developed joint solutions to rehabilitate the coral reef ecosystem in a way that would allow locals to carry on with their traditional life and fishing. In partnership with local non-governmental organizations Yayasan Bahtera Nusantara and Telapak, villagers were taught how to preserve the coral reef. Twelve community organizers taught their fellow fishermen how to catch ornamental...
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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
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...
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.
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).
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; ...
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