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South Sumatra to Host 2019 UEA Summit

South Sumatra to Host 2019 UEA Summit

 

TEMPO.COPalembang - South Sumatra has been entrusted to host the Urban Environmental Accords (UEA), or a network of areas keen on responding to global climate issues, in Palembang in October-end of 2019.

Governor's Special Staff for Climate Change Najib Asmani, in his remarks in Palembang on Wednesday, expressed belief that South Sumatra would be the host of the event, as it has extensive experience in holding international-level activities.

Indonesia, America Combat Marine Plastic Waste

 

Indonesia, America Combat Marine Plastic Waste 

 

TEMPO.COJakarta - U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr., Senior Advisor to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Dr. Tukul Rameyo Adi, and Director of Solid Waste Management Dr. Novrizal Tahar of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry recently witnessed the grants signing awarding six Indonesian civil society organizations with a total of Rp18 billion plus technical assistance to improve solid waste management and waste recycling in urban areas.

 

Bitung to become industrial, export, and logistics development zone

Bitung to become industrial, export, and logistics development zone

“This centre for industrial, export, and logistics development will be spread over an area of 534 hectares,”

Manado (ANTARA) - The Bitung Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North Sulawesi Province is slated to serve as a base for industrial, export, and logistics development, the province's Industry and Trade Department stated.

"This centre for industrial, export, and logistics development will be spread over an area of 534 hectares," Head of the North Sulawesi Industry and Trade Department Jenny Karouw stated here on Tuesday.

15 lakes across Indonesia in critical condition: Bappenas

15 lakes across Indonesia in critical condition: Bappenas

Fifteen lakes in Indonesia are in critical condition, according to a government official.

National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head Bambang Brodjonegoro said that currently lakes were facing issues concerning water volume and quality, which had decreased significantly as a result of environmental degradation, often caused by human activities such as pollution, logging and illegal fishing. Bambang sees polluting or dumping garbage into lakes as a dangerous habit that can worsen the condition of lakes.

The Prospect of The First Nuclear Power Plant Development in Indonesia

The Prospect of The First Nuclear Power Plant Development in Indonesia

Global warming issues, energy and economy crisis are serious issue threatening the world today. The countries attempt to face it by switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy in their electricity system because renewable energy is regarded as efficient, effective, and low emission energy. Nuclear technology can be developed into alternative energy sources to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and the utilization of fossil fuel. In fact, there is still pros and cons to the nuclear power plant (NPP) development in some countries, but by the time The NPP development shows a positive trend.

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