Large-scale reduction in greenhouse gas emissions required: expert

An immediate and large-scale reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is required to prevent global temperatures from rising up to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Siswanto, a researcher from Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), has said. During a virtual discussion concerning the climate crisis, accessed from here on Monday, Siswanto drew attention to the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that has estimated faster global warming. The report, written by 234 scientists, indicates that greenhouse emissions from human activities are responsible for the warming of 1.1 degrees…

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PON: 1,500 military, police personnel to be deployed in Mimika

A total of 1,500 military and police personnel will be deployed to secure the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON) in Mimika District, a senior official has said. Police chief of Mimika District, Adjunct Senior Commissioner IGG Era Adhinata, said that the successful holding of the event will require full support from all people in the region. “Any numbers of the security personnel deployed will not be adequate without the community’s assistance and support. We need the participation of the entire community in Mimika to maintain the security and comfort amid the…

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COVID-19 vaccination coverage in Depok reaches 58 percent

Depok, West Java  The number of recipients of the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination in Depok City, West Java, reached 943,001 people, or 58.44 percent of the total targeted 1.6 million. According to the city government’s press release received here on Saturday, the number of fully vaccinated people in Depok stood at 391,200 people, or 24.24 percent of the vaccination target. Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Depok Health Service, Umi Zakiati, confirmed that in the group of medical workers, 17,009 people had received the…

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Synergy paramount to building WRS ecosystem: Vice Trade Minister

Jakarta  Synergy is required to build the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) ecosystem in Indonesia to perform the best and boost the prosperity of farmers in Indonesia, Vice Minister of Trade Jerry Sambuaga stated. In his statement received here on Friday, Sambuaga highlighted several necessary factors to build the WRS ecosystem. The various crucial factors are support from the central and regional governments as well as WRS institution, independent and professional warehouse managers, supporting infrastructure, creation of distribution networks, and farmers or fishermen’s institutions in WRS warehouses. “These factors can create…

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Indonesia’s flagship products promoted in mall in South Africa

Jakarta  Indonesia’s flagship products are being promoted in one of the largest malls in South Africa, Sandton City, by holding a week-long in-store promotion on September 14-20. The promotion was conducted by the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) in Johannesburg and supported by the Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria, according to a written statement issued by the Indonesian Embassy and received here on Saturday. ITPC Johannesburg and the Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria showcased Indonesian products that already penetrated the South African market, including instant noodle products, biscuits, coconut drinks, medicines and…

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Indonesia eyes repositioning for global competition amid pandemic

Jakarta  The conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic have impelled Indonesia to reposition itself and rise amid the global competition, according to State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir. “It is the right time for Indonesia amid the pandemic to reposition itself and rise amid the global competition,” Thohir noted in an official statement received here, Saturday. One of these opportunities is the development of the battery industry for electric vehicles, especially since Indonesia is the largest nickel producer. In connection with the electric battery industry, Minister Thohir had earlier held discussions with…

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