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Understanding Indonesia: Environmental

This guide provides useful information and links to resources on Indonesia.

At A Glance


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Check out this video on how the Government of Indonesia work to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? This video shows the results of the Government of Indonesia, with the assistance of UNDP and UN Environment, on how they have carried out budget tagging to define climate change mitigation spending across ministries.


This section explores the environmental aspects in Indonesia.

Sugi, president director of PT Tirta Marta, a flexible packaging company based in Tangerang, Indonesia. Sugi implores us not to "say no to plastic" as long as it can be made bio-available. His products already dominate the market in Jakarta and he explains how the humble cassava could provide major benefits for the rest of the world as well.


Let's hear Indonesia's sixth President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been recognized in the Policy Leadership category for his environmental stewardship.

Professor Sanjay Swarup from NUS Environmental Research Institute explains why are the forest fires still burning in spite of Indonesia’s best efforts to put them out? The haze has affected millions of people across Southeast Asia.

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