As developing countries stay vulnerable, struggle for stricter POPs limits continues

As developing countries stay vulnerable, struggle for stricter POPs limits continues

The Nexus3 Foundation (Indonesia), together with the Arnika Association (Czech Republic), and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) keep calling on the...

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Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s lead expert Jindřich Petrlík and IPEN Global Researcher based in Arnika Jitka Straková called for improvements of the Stockholm convention in their interventions at the...

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BRS side event: POPs threaten the global circular economy

BRS side event: POPs threaten the global circular economy

An important conference of parties of Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions takes place in Geneva these days. Arnika and the International Pollutants Elimination Network...

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Indonesia

Indonesia is a country of 17,508 islands with over a quarter of a billion inhabitants. Add to this the mining and burning of coal, the felling and burning of rainforests, the mining of gold in small mines, and the import of waste are all threats to biodiversity, the environment and the health of the population of Indonesia and are some of the country's biggest environmental problems. In addition, it is difficult for the island state to control the import of waste and raw materials, including the problematic mercury for gold mining

indonesiaEconomic and industrial growth in Indonesia has not always been linked to appropriate regulations, so we are helping local organizations to map the level of environmental pollution and its effects on the health of the population. In 2012, we started with analyzes of mercury around small gold mines. Since 2018, we have been investigating pollution in the vicinity of places affected by the uncontrolled import of plastics from around the world on the island of Java.

In early 2021, together with the local Nexus3 Foundation, we launched a new project to create a network of NGOs to monitor pollution in the country, thereby strengthening the role of civil society in preventing toxic pollution and its impact on human health. The project also aims to support the starting up of the PRTR, Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, which is still lacking in Indonesia.

In the long term, we are also working to increase the ability of Indonesian citizens to understand and collect data on toxic pollution to use it in political dialogue and activism. These and other activities can be successfully pursued thanks to the support of the international network IPEN and the European Union.


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