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Jakarta Post

Activists criticize Jakarta for lack of emissions data transparency

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 11, 2020   /  01:11 pm
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Greenpeace Indonesia climate and energy campaign manager Hindun Mulaika (left), Indonesian Center for Environmental Law head of pollution control Fajri Fadhillah (second left) and Indonesian Forum for the Environment head of politics Khalisah Khalid (second right) participate in a discussion on Jakarta air pollution on Tuesday.(JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)

The Jakarta administration is falling short of its responsibility to disclose detailed emissions data of factories that contribute to air pollution, environmental advocacy groups have said. The Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL) is calling for more details in the administration's periodic report on the private sector's emissions. Prevailing regulations require all local administrations, including Jakarta, to collect emissions data from businesses that might harm air quality and that the businesses report the results of their pollution control assessments. The 1999 government regulation on air pollution control orders local administrations to perform an assessment on air pollution control at least once a year, while the 2012 government regulation on environmental permits says that businesses have to file their reports once every six months. The 2009 Environmen...