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Inspiring Asean youth on climate change

Young people may be the most powerful force yet to be mobilised in the international climate movement, says Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam. By Jessica Cheam Wednesday 5 August 2015 Two hundred young people from 10 Asean countries met to discuss campaigns for climate change action last month. The first meeting of the...

Singapore ‘respects Indonesia’s sovereignty’

Singapore respects Indonesia's sovereignty with regard to airspace control, training areas over the South China Sea and even the current haze crisis, which Singapore has offered to help resolve. Francis Chan, The Straits Times/Asia News Network | World | Wed, September 30 2015, 11:48 AM Singapore respects Indonesia's sovereignty with regard...

Asean must work together to tackle issue

THE annual haze has caused much misery to Malaysia. Schools in many states have had to be closed, universities have postponed classes due to the thickening haze which has reached unhealthy levels, while the tourism and service industry are also affected 6 October 2015 @ 11:02 AM THE annual haze has...

Erik Meijaard: Indonesia’s Silent Tragedy in a Connected World

There may finally be some positive developments regarding Indonesia’s fire and haze crisis, with rains in Sumatra and Kalimantan starting to reduce fires. But this isn’t over. If previous El Niño fire events are anything to go by, the fire problem will now shift to the eastern part of...

Why ASEAN (and Indonesia) Can’t Solve the Haze

Singapore has announced that this year’s haze – the air pollution crisis caused by forest fires in Indonesia – is likely to be over. This year has been particularly bad, and future years may be worse. Blame local politics. By Scott Edwards November 20, 2015 Singapore has announced that this year’s haze –...

Environmental Protection in the Post-2015 ASEAN Economic Community

Although ASEAN’s efforts to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability are growing, they are often overshadowed by the group’s economic integration agenda. 29. Oct. 2015 by Dr. Alexander C. Chandra. Fina Astriana The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will soon launch its most ambitious economic integration project – the ASEAN...

Locals urge court to scrap regime power plant order

Local communities and environmentalists petitioned the Supreme Administrative Court Monday to revoke a National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) directive waiving city planning regulations to facilitate waste-to-energy plant projects. 19 Apr 2016 at 04:00 | NEWSPAPER SECTION: NEWS | WRITER: APINYA WIPATAYOTIN Local communities and environmentalists petitioned the Supreme Administrative...

Indonesians cite MIFEE project at UN meeting on corporate abuses

A coalition of Indonesian civil society groups that attended the first intergovernmental working group on a proposed UN binding treaty on business and human rights raised concerns about alleged abuses surrounding a controversial food and energy megaproject planned for the Papuan district of Merauke. Sapariah Saturi and Agapitus Batbual July 10,...

Climate change is a matter of human rights, agrees UN

Geneva-based Human Rights Council adopts resolution to help world’s most vulnerable countries in face of global warming Last updated on 6 July 2015, 5:13 pm By Sébastien Duyck in Geneva Last Thursday the Human Rights Council sent a strong signal to the ongoing climate negotiations by adopting by consensus a new resolution...

Indonesia Has Key Role in Climate Change Battle, Says IPCC

Climate science and sustainability experts have called on Indonesia to take a leadership role in the fight against climate change, and say the country could play a key part in tackling the issue.   By Andreyka Natalegawa on 09:24 pm Jun 24, 2015 Jakarta. Climate science and sustainability experts have called on...