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Indonesia Spotlight: Jakarta Urban Regeneration Program
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Indonesia Spotlight: Jakarta Urban Regeneration Program

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Indonesia Country Manager Ruby OrimThe Jakarta Urban Regeneration Program is a plan initiated by Jakarta’s governor, Anies Baswedan, in 2019. The plan was built to address Jakarta’s sinking problems and popular environmental malpractices. The Urban Regeneration Plan consists of goals to restructure Jakarta’s pipe water infrastructure to make...

Climate NGO Spotlight Indonesia: The Greeneration Foundation
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Climate NGO Spotlight Indonesia: The Greeneration Foundation

Submitted by Climate Scorecard Indonesia Country Manager Ruby OrimThe Greeneration Foundation is an NGO based in Indonesia that promotes sustainability practices and organizes programs in which people can actively make sustainable changes within communities. The foundation is funded by donors, governments, and philanthropic agencies. Their mission is to use “create harmonious environment through the implementation...

Indonesia Climate Policy Recommendation: Implementation of Hydro Based Energy Plan
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Indonesia Climate Policy Recommendation: Implementation of Hydro Based Energy Plan

Indonesia’s Hydro Based Energy Plan aims to have 30% of the country’s energy derived from hydropower by 2035. Currently, Indonesia’s largest sources of energy are oil, coal, and natural gas & biofuel. Out of these three sources of energy, natural gas and biofuel stand to be the only relatively sustainable sources. Furthermore, these two sources—although...

Indonesia Still Sources the Majority of its Electricity from Fossil Fuels
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Indonesia Still Sources the Majority of its Electricity from Fossil Fuels

Indonesia’s total electricity consumption for the year 2018 was 263.32 Terawatt hours (TWh), nearly a 10-fold increase from their total electricity consumption of 29.48 TWh in 1990. Most of Indonesia’s 2018 electricity usage was primarily derived from coal. The second-largest source of electricity for the country was natural gas, followed by hydropower, geothermal power, oil,...

Indonesia Has Seen a Whopping 313% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1990
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Indonesia Has Seen a Whopping 313% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1990

Latest Reported Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels: 542 Metric Tons in 2018; an Increase of 313.47% From 1990 Levels (IEA) In 2018, Indonesia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levels were at 542 Metric Tons, an increase of 313.47% from 1990 levels. While future projections of the country’s emissions have been made, few sources released precise numbers of...

Indonesia’s Center for International Forestry Research and World Resources Institute
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Indonesia’s Center for International Forestry Research and World Resources Institute

The two most pressing mitigation areas in Indonesia are agriculture, especially palm oil cultivation, and forest management. Several research organizations bolster Indonesia’s technical ability to address forestry management and agriculture. Apart from public research organizations that actively collaborate with the Indonesian government, there is also a strong presence of independent organizations that produce climate research...

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...

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