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Jakarta Globe
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science, agriculture, health, water, energy, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, poverty reduction, biotechnology, policy
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My name is Fidelis but usually I always introduce myself as Fifi. I currently writing about environmental issues, starting from climate change, biodiversity, waste management, spatial planning, biodiversity, forests, marine, and etc.

I'd like to learn more concerning about this issues which also would likely to have connections with poverty, government policies, law enforcements, and etc.

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Officials Check Mining Near Komodo

Fidelis E. Satriastanti

Environmental authorities are looking into mining activity near the Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, which local activists are saying will have a negative impact on the tourist attraction, an official said on Tuesday.

Since June, local environmentalists have been protesting the activities of a gold mine in Batugosok, West Manggarai district, on the western tip of Flores Island, saying that it threatened the existence of the… Continue

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 12:00

Campaigns Not Focused Enough On Green Concerns: Activists

Environmentalists have assailed the three presidential candidates for failing to sufficiently address environmental issues in their campaigns.

“[The campaign arguments about the environment] are all absurd,” internationally recognized environmentalist Yuyun Ismawati said on Wednesday. “They are talking about the quality of life like it was something in the sky and not down on earth.”

Yuyun, one of the winners of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize, a prestigious award… Continue

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 15:00

Country Swaps Debt to US for Forests

Fidelis E. Satriastanti & Arti Ekawati

Indonesia is trying to dig itself out of a little foreign debt by protecting some tracts of its rapidly disappearing forests. The nation’s first so-called debt-for-nature swap will focus on preservation efforts for Sumatran forests, Forestry Minister MS Kaban said on Tuesday.

Under the arrangement, a portion of a developing country’s foreign debt — in this case to the US government — is waived in exchange for a commitment to… Continue

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 15:00

Sumatra Leads The Way With Spatial Plan For Ecosystem

Fidelis E. Satriastanti

All 10 of Sumatra’s provincial governors on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding in Jakarta to establish mutual cooperation to set up a spatial planning program geared to protect the island’s ecosystem.

“It [the signing] will become the benchmark for the island to set up its first spatial planning scheme and will also speed up the implementation of the national spatial plan,” Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto said at the… Continue

Posted on June 26, 2009 at 15:30

Study Outlines Potential Benefit of Green Economy

Fidelis E. Satriastanti

Even though environmental protection is still a marginalized issue, the State Ministry for the Environment continued to advocate green economic development by releasing a study into the concept in Jakarta on Friday.

Based on the study’s best-case scenario for a green economy, carbon emissions could be reduced by up to 179 million tons and Gross Domestic Product would increase by 2.8 percent, equivalent to about Rp 140 trillion ($13.7 billion). It… Continue

Posted on June 26, 2009 at 15:30

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