Tagged on: Indonesia

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Instruments of Change: Motivating and Financing Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This book is an eloquent expression of how market based instruments can indeed contribute to protecting the natural environment and thereby achieving sustainable development. Instruments of Change examines the use of incentive systems and improved institutional arrangements to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, as a means towards sustainable development.


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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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After the Tsunami: Coastal Ecosystem Restoration: Lessons learnt
United Nations Environment Programme

This report explains what is known about coastal ecosystems in the Indonesian province of Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam (NAD or Aceh), their status before the tsunami of 2004, and how they fared after it. It reviews the ecosystem restoration activities that were undertaken in 2005-2006 by a variety of governmental and non-governmental actors, in partnership with many different stakeholder groups, and updates findings into 2007.


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

This report reviews and synthesizes country reports from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand describing the state of knowledge on mangrove forests in this region. It describes the mangrove distribution and associations; including the occurrence of other species, both plants and animals, in mangrove areas. The physical and chemical, estuarine and oceanographic conditions of the environment are given as far as data could be found. The report then gives an overview of the most important pollutants in the region, and reviews the actual knowledge of effects on living aquatic resources. It points out the gaps where more knowledge is needed for the understanding of the effects of anthropogenic pressure on the mangrove ecosystems.


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Assessment and Promotion of Human Resources for River Water Quality Management
United Nations Environment Programme, Japan Society on Water Management

East Asian countries have been experiencing an economic boom over the past several years. Industrial development and trade are on the rise, fuelled by healthy and vigorous foreign investment. Unfortunately, it is the very same development that hastens the degradation of the quality of life and the environment in these countries. It is in the light of this situation that this project becomes both urgent and important.
Human Resource Development For River Water Quality Management In East Asian Countries' is a collaborative project of the Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE). the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and researchers from East Asian countries. This manual was prepared for the following purposes: 1) to provide an assessment of and a framework for the proper conduct of river water quality management in East Asian countries; 2) to provide an assessment of and suggest adequate procedures for human resource development efforts for river water quality management; and 3) to propose and examine various activities and programs for forging regional cooperation in the area of human resource development for water quality management.


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The Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction: Case Study and Exercise Source Book
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Center for Natural Resources and Development

This ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption (Eco-DRR/CCA) case study booklet is designed as a guided learning resource and supports a problem-based learning approach. The booklet enables masters students of the Eco-DRR course to work independently on the provided case studies and exercises, but it can also be used as a freestanding publication. The case studies are self-explanatory and no further documents are needed. However, where necessary, the lecturer can support the students with introductory explanations and also prepare for a final in-class discussion of each case study. The case study exercises are recommended to make the students apply the knowledge gained throughout lectures and to get to know ecosystem-based adaptation in different geographical regions and ecozones. We also recommend including the case studies and respective exercises throughout teaching the Eco-DRR module, preferably after having taught the first block or more to equip the students with some applied knowledge on the topic.


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Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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Financing the Transition: How Financial System Reform Can Serve Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is focused on understanding how the growing number of policy and regulatory measures taken in the financial system can support a real economy in transition, seeking to answer the question: ‘what measures are most needed to deliver efficiency, effectiveness and resilience in ways that the financial system can contribute to specific sustainability priorities in the real economy?’ To answer this question, we have examined a subset of actions in 10 countries that are focused on the three interlocking challenges
of energy, climate change and land-use.


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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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Towards a Prosperous Planet: UNEP's Clearing house
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP's Clearing-house, one of our youngest programmes, expands our roles of 'catalysis and co-ordination" in the field of technical co-operation. The Clearing-house acts as a benevolent broker, an impartial friend and advisor to match the colossal needs of the poor with the significant resources of the more affluent. It has been created to be used as an unprejudiced source of information and advice, and as a facilitator.


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