When it comes to global warming, Indonesia is among the most vulnerable places on earth and at the same time, among a few outstanding states in the world today that are able to make a difference on a global scale. — Jostein Gaarder
Today is the second day of Professional Training 2014 Program held by RCCC UI. Started from March 10, 2014, this training is the successor of last year training. The topics are still the same standard from previous training:
- Climate change 101
- Biodiversity monitoring
- Remote sensing Continue reading
Currently, some students from University of Indonesia had create an act for animal support via article-writing on the web platform. Their so-called Raising Universal Support for Animals or RUSA, named after Indonesian deer species, also contains useful information about animal welfare and scientific articles about animal. Visit their homepage now!
The Rainforest Standard (RFS) is the world’s first carbon credit standard to fully integrate requirements and protocols for carbon accounting, sociocultural, and socioeconomic impact, and biodiversity outcomes. It was built from the ground up by Columbia University’s Center for Environment, Economy and Society (CEES); Bolivia’s PUMA Environmental Fund Foundation; Brazil’s Fund for Biodiversity; Colombia’s Environmental Action Fund; Ecuador’s National Environmental Fund; Peru’s Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas, to accommodate the ecological conditions and social realities of the Amazon region and the demands of emerging carbon markets. Continue reading
Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation a.k.a. REDD recently become popular and has been taught by many trainers in various place. Basically, it is a strategy which provides a carbon-trade mechanism to reduce forest conversion along with carbon emission produced from forest logging, although it is difficult to achieve realistic results on the field. The scope of REDD actions include reducing forest conversion, conserving biodiversity, and considering the rights of local forest communities.
The inaugural Tri Hita Karana International Conference on Sustainable Development has been held in Bali on October 5th and 6th, as an official side event of the APEC 2013 Summit. It is co-hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The conference brings into focus the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, or 3 ways to happiness by seeking harmony and balance of people with each other, with nature, and with creation. SDSN South-East Asia regional hub sponsors University of Indonesia Research Center on Climate Change and United in Diversity (Yayasan Upaya Indonesia Damai) are conference partners.