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January

Coordinator of Community Based Legal Updates Program and Ecology or HuMa, Yustisia Rahman said that the forest and land fire including peat land becomes a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emission. The government has a commitment to hold mitigation in forestry sector and peat land. In a press briefing on Tuesday December 9, 2017 in Jakarta, she explained almost 60 percent of greenhouse gas emission in 2000 came from forest and peat fire. In 2012, greenhouse gas contribution has declined, although it remains as significant trigger. In response to the issue, Yustisia said, the government has ambitious commitment to dealing with forest and peat fires.

"The government has made a tremendous commitment to the mitigation by preventing fires and doing peat restoration. The government made a commitment to mitigate forestry and peat sector by encouraging effort through sustainable management with community or social forestry," Yustisia Rahman said. 

Yustisia further explained that the government has a social forest target of 12.7 million hectares. However, until 2017 there were still many challenges to realize such targets, such as disruption in licensing and the location of social forestry which is far from community settlements. According to Yustisia, facilitating public access to the social forestry license will improve the community's economy and the government's target to restore peatland// Sekar/Trs.Rezha

 

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Coordinator of Community Based Legal Updates Program and Ecology or HuMa, Yustisia Rahman said that the forest and land fire including peat land becomes a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emission. The government has a commitment to hold mitigation in forestry sector and peat land. In a press briefing which was organized on Tuesday December 9, 2017 in Jakarta, he explained almost 60 percent of greenhouse gas emission in 2000 came from forest and peat fire. In 2012, greenhouse gas contribution has declined, although it remains as significant trigger. In response to the issue, "The government has made a tremendous commitment to the mitigation by preventing fires and doing peat restoration. The government made a commitment to mitigate forestry and peat sector by encouraging effort through sustainable management with community or social forestry," .Yustisia said, the government hasambitious commitment to dealing with forest and peat fires.

 

"The government has made a tremendous commitment to the mitigation by preventing fires and doing peat restoration. The government made a commitment to mitigate forestry and peat sector by encouraging effort through sustainable management with community or social forestry," Yustisia said.

Yustisia further explained that the government has a social forest target of 12.7 million hectares. However, until 2017 there still many challenges to realize such targets, such as disruption in licensing and the location of social forestry which is far from community settlements. According to Yustisia, with facilitating public access to the social forestry license will improve the community's economy and the government's target to restore peatland// Sekar/Trs.Rezha

09
January

Indonesian President Joko Widodo reminded thousands of elementary and high school students to use Indonesian Smart Cards properly and in accordance with the purposes. The Presidentsaid while visiting Kupang State Vocational Senior High School 3, in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara on Monday (8/1) that the funds in the card should be used in accordance with its functions, namely to buy uniforms, shoes, books, and school bags, and not to buy phone pulse. Flanked by Indonesian Education and Culture Minister and the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, the president symbolically distributed 1,148 cards for local students. Indonesian Smart Cards provide Rp1 million for senior high school students, Rp750 thousand for junior high schools, and Rp450 thousand for elementary schools per year. The money is for the students to buy school stationary, bags, and uniforms. He remarked that children must study diligently, the study hours should be increased, because their main task is to study. (antara)       

 

 

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Indonesian athletes who will compete in the Asian Games 2018 continue to make some preparations. Indonesia targets to get the ranks of the best state participants in the sport event which is usually held in every 4 years. It was said by the spokesman of Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC), M. Buldansyah to RRI World Service VOI via telephone line on Tuesday (9/1).

"Vice President targeted that we will achieve the big ten from all participant countries of Asian Games. To get the achievement, we have to achieve 20 to 22 gold medals. With 22 gold medals, we will be part of the big top ten in Asian games," Buldansyah said. 

Buldansyah hoped, the implementation of Asian Games 2018 can be run smoothly, and will impact to the economy of Indonesian people. He also hoped Indonesia will become a good host so they can treat at least 20 thousands participants// AF/Trs.N