Tackling Vehicular Air Pollution in Jakarta

In 2013 Indonesia discharged over 0.5 billion tonnes of carbon monoxide which is the coequal to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of over 105.26 million commuter vehicles and the year 2015 showed a marked rise (4%) from the previous year. The 2015 global emissions database also shows Indonesia is among the G20 countries, who as a whole are responsible for 81.5% of global CO2 emissions, with Indonesia becoming the 10th largest emitter. There is a dichotomy between the data air quality measurements available from government sources and the media or public sentiments on the issue of air pollution. This has led … Continue reading Tackling Vehicular Air Pollution in Jakarta

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil loses a backer

The Malaysian state of Sabah in the north of the island of Borneo has set a target for all crude palm oil produced in Sabah to be certified as sustainable according to the standards of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards by 2025 and launched a 10-year implementation programme, one of the first jurisdictional commitments to sustainable palm oil production in the world. The southern part of Borneo, meanwhile, Indonesian Kalimantan, has seen rapid increases in area under cultivation and was the site of some of the most destructive and polluting fires of 2015, which covered the region in haze. … Continue reading Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil loses a backer