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Resolving environmental problems through Knowledge, Public Campaigns, and Regulations

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Directorate General of Pollution Control and Environmental Damage at the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry held a Technical Working Meeting on the Field of Pollution and Environmental Damage Control which has taken place in Jakarta, February 26 to March 1. The meeting aims to collaborate between the Central and Regional Governments in the field of pollution control and environmental damage. In his remarks in Jakarta on Wednesday (2/27), Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar remarked that there are three ways to solve environmental problems.

"... So theoretically solve environmental problems, the most basic we need is knowledge. We must understand knowledge about it. The second is public campaign, a public campaign that is continuously carried out and can be understood by the public. And the third is regulation; so how we manage taxes, incentives, disincentives, and how to monitor" The Minister said. 

Minister Siti Nurbaya added that this arrangement would work well if enough information is available to formulate policies and provide feedback to improve existing policies. Therefore, monitoring the Environmental Quality Index is very necessary. This technical work meeting was attended by around 300 participants from the Provincial, District / City Environmental Service throughout Indonesia, Ministries / Institutions, academics, and business people. (NK)

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