Tagged on: Indonesia

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Managing Peatlands to Cope with Climate Change: Indonesia’s Experience
Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Considering the significance of Indonesia’s peatlands for the environment as well as for the livelihoods of the communities surrounding the area, Indonesia has prioritized its environmental strategy to restoring degraded peatland, conserving the remaining good peatland and providing alternative livelihood for communities living inside and surrounding peatland. Several measures were taken including issuing policy and regulations reflecting the commitment for better peatland management, developing institutional arrangements to deal with problems in peatland management, conducting research and development to better manage Indonesia’s peatland, and providing incentives for conservation and sustainable management of peatland.


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Once Burned, Twice Shy? Lessons Learned from the 1997-98 El Niño
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations University, National Center for Atmospheric Research, World Meteorological Organization, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

This assessment reviewed forecasts and impacts of the 1997-98 El Niño, as well as the climate-related early warning and natural disaster preparedness
systems in the following locations in order to improve their ENSO (El Niflo-Southern Oscillation) and other climate-related coping mechanisms; Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Bangladesh, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji. Based on the lessons drawn from these 16 studies, the project identified research and policy needs and presented ideas for developing regional and national disaster preparedness plans for ENSO's warm (El Niño) and cold (La Nifla) events and their impacts.


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A Suggested National Soils Policy for Indonesia
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Soils are a basic natural and almost non-renewable resource, the use of which should be governed by two major principles: - soil losses and degradation must be avoided, and, - soils must be used to their maximum potential for human benefits, but within the limits of environmental soundness and of sustainability. Therefore a national soils policy should constitute a set of guidelines that aim to ensure and promote maximum utilization of soils on a sustained basis, without lowering productivity or causing direct or indirect damage to the environment. A national soils policy has four basic aspects, addressing respectively technical, socio-economic, institutional and legal elements. Indonesia covers almost 2 million km 2 , with a wide range of soils, agroclimates and resultant land-use types. About 30% of the total land surface - 60 million ha - is considered suitable for agricultural production, and half of that is already under cultivation.


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The Feasibility of Harnessing Renewable Sources of Energy in Indonesia
United Nations Environment Programme

A question of major concern in both developed and developing countries is that of energy, involving as it does problems at the national, regional and International levels.


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Disaster Waste Management Mechanism: A Practical Guide for Construction and Demolition Wastes in Indonesia
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is a practical guide to assist decision in national and local agencies in Indonesia to understand the issues of disaster wastes management. It outlines the development of local strategies on waste issues, bringing together knowledge and experience on existing and ongoing work on waste and debris clean-up.


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Lower-GWP Alternatives in Commercial and Transport Refrigeration: An Expanded Compilation of Propane, CO2, Ammonia and HFO Case Studies
United Nations Environment Programme

The present publication comprises an expanded and updated compilation of case studies on lower-GWP energy efficient alternatives and technologies in the commercial refrigeration as well as the transport refrigeration sectors. It provides a number of new commercial refrigeration case studies as well as case studies from the transport refrigeration sector, including alternatives not previously considered in the first volume, to provide better geographical spread and present a more comprehensive overview of lower-GWP alternatives adopted.


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Integrated Management of Watersheds in Relation to Management and Conservation of Nearshore Coastal and Marine Areas in the East Asian Seas Region: Phase 1 - Assessment of Effects of River Discharges of Sediments, Nutrients and Pollutants on Coastal Wetlands, Seagrass Beds and Coral Reefs; A Regional Overview – RCU/EAS Technical Reports Series No. 13
United Nations Environment Programme

This document synthesizes the national inventories and synopses in four thematic overviews on coral reefs, seagrass beds, coastal wetlands, and watersheds and attempts to focus on the linkages between the sources of SNP in the watersheds and their impacts on the coastal and marine environment. The second Workshop of the EAS-35 Project was held in Bangkok, 16-20 October 1 995. This workshop led to the realization that there should be an integrative chapter in the technical report to illustrate the linkage of watershed conditions or activities with the environmental conditions in coastal wetlands, seagrass beds, and coral reefs.


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Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences
United Nations Environment Programme

“Green industrial policy: Concept, policies, country Experiences” is a joint publication by UN Environment and the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). It illustrates how green industrial policy can be a driver for a green economy transformation and highlights the social, environmental and economic co-benefits of green industrial policy. Economic development in the age of industrialization has been achieved at the cost of severe overexploitation of natural resources. Humanity is approaching various ecological tipping points beyond which abrupt and irreversible environmental change at large geographical scale is likely to happen. reen industrial policy instruments can support the transition to economic structures that balance environmental sustainability and wealth creation and help catalyse the needed change towards a sustainable future. The report provides valuable insights and background knowledge for policy-makers and academia and paints a detailed picture of the state of research into green industrial policy. With case studies from China, Morocco, Brazil and Germany, the report illustrates efforts for structural change around the world. A special focus is given to developing countries, because of their need for growth and their high potential for transformation, as they are not yet locked into unsustainable pathways.


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The Present State of Mangrove Ecosystems in Southeast Asia and the Impact of Pollution: Indonesia
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a brief overview over the problems around the utilization and conservation of mangrove forests and the mangrove ecosystems in Indonesia.


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Asean Heritage Parks and Reserves
ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment

the Second ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok, on 29 November 1984, issued the important Declaration on Heritage Parks and Reserves which created the first group of 11 Heritage Sites described in this book.


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