Tagged on: Indonesia

Reports and Books
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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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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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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Monitoring The Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystems from Space
United Nations Environment Programme/GRID-Geneva

Mangrove establishment and rehabilitation projects have had varying levels of success at different locations around the world. Given the money that has been invested in restoring mangrove coverage, it is useful to map, monitor and compare results and experiences in different parts of the globe to compare the success of such projects. This study conducted temporal analyses for 24 mangrove sites from 10 different projects in six different countries (Senegal, the United Arab Emirates, Madagascar, Kenya, Solomon Island and Indonesia) using satellite imagery and GIS technology to map and monitor their status.


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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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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Marine Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management Approaches to Support the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal Targets 14.1 and 14.2 - Conceptual Guidelines. UN Environment Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 207
United Nations Environment Programme
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Summaries
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development - Policy Summary
United Nations Environment Programme
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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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Environment and Reconstruction in Aceh: Two Years after the Tsunami
United Nations Environment Programme

This report assesses environmental conditions in Indonesia’s Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam province (Aceh) and Nias, in the province of North Sumatra, two years after the tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. It identifies the key issues and provides recommendations to strengthen reconstruction efforts, help the region achieve sustainable development and reduce risks from future potential disasters.


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