Category: Indonesia News Brief and Action Alert

Indonesia Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy Includes Environmental Deregulations
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Indonesia Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy Includes Environmental Deregulations

The draft omnibus law should ‘green’ Indonesia’s infrastructure and agriculture production Indonesia has lost 3 million jobs because of the pandemic, bringing the unemployed figured to 10 million. Social assistance claims have skyrocketed; in West Java alone, 38 million of 50 million applied. Before the pandemic, there were 9 million claims in West Java. President...

In the 1960s, 80% of Indonesia’s Land-Cover Was Rainforest; Now It Is 50%
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In the 1960s, 80% of Indonesia’s Land-Cover Was Rainforest; Now It Is 50%

Indonesia is an equatorial country with significant tropical forest. These forests are the largest of their kind in Asia. Indonesia has the third largest endowment of tropical forests in the world after the Amazon and Congo rainforests. These Indonesian forests contain 10 to 15% of the earth’s plant and animal species. Indonesia has 480 types...

Indonesia Ignores Climate Considerations in Its Initial COVID-19 Economic Recovery Policies
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Indonesia Ignores Climate Considerations in Its Initial COVID-19 Economic Recovery Policies

Indonesia declared a state of public health emergency on March 2, 2020. The president created Government Regulation No. 21/2020 on large-scale social distancing as an implementation regulation of the 2018 Health Quarantine Law to restrict economic and social activity on March 31st. The regulation includes home, hospital, and regional quarantining. Regional quarantine involves border restrictions...

Indonesia Focuses on Mechanisms that Support Sustainable Land Use and Forestation Projects
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Indonesia Focuses on Mechanisms that Support Sustainable Land Use and Forestation Projects

Indonesia does not have a carbon tax, has not put a price on carbon, nor has an emission trading system. However, there are several sources that finance projects to reduce emissions, especially from land use, land use change, and forestry (LULUCF). In October 2019, the most recent financing mechanism was announced. The Environmental Fund Agency,...

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