Saat berjalan-jalan di sebuah pusat perbelanjaan, mata saya tiba-tiba menangkap ‘sesuatu’ di counter penjualan majalah. Saya yang cuma numpang lewat langsung kepincut pada cover Majalah Time edisi April 2008. Tepian yang biasanya merah itu dibalut hijau
Sejarah senantiasa membuka mata. Sesudahnya, mari menyegarkan benak kita pada akronim ”Jas Merah”: jangan sesekali melupakan sejarah.
Soeharto tak pernah menunjukkan kemarahan. Ia juga sulit menunjukkan kesedihannya, bahkan di atas pemakaman istri tercintanya.
MAHATHIR Mohammad mengawali 2008 dengan sebuah pesan: ”Jangan sesekali berhenti berpikir untuk negaramu”. Ia menuntaskan memoarnya pekan silam.
Dua perempuan menjadi pembicaraan dunia dalam sebulan ini. ”Saya bertemu Bhutto pada akhir 1990. Saya mewawancarainya selama dua jam di Hotel Manila Peninsula. Saya mendapat telepon darinya dan dia ingin sekali saya wawancarai,” ungkap Tony Lopez, wartawan senior The Manila Times.
The carbon trading be a hot issue of the section in the fifth day. Some of developing countries demanded the mechanism of carbon trading is more justice. The process of these negotiations that were fought by Indonesian delegation in UNCCC. But some parties did not agree with carbon trading. The forest in developing countries must be difficult to be guaranteed. So, the best solution is mitigation, that one of them is introduced the high technology.
The government of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam launched the Aceh Green project on Tuesday. Under this rehabilitation programme, at least 50,000 households will be granted land under a relocation plan next year. This is a significant breakthrough at the Bali Summit of the UNFCCC.
Against the background of REDD, Sustainable Development Forest (SDF) incentives, which may be realised by technology transfer, are proving to be opportunities for F-11 countries. Over the last two days, F-11 countries have had intensive discussions on budget compilation. Singapore has voiced its commitment to saving forests. It has stated its intention to save 220,000 sq km of forest land in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, under their Borneo Project.
The UK is sticking by its plan to support the preservation of forests through its program for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Indonesia. The support is part of the country’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by as much as 12.5 percent below 1990 emissions by the year 2012.
“We re in a situation to accept joint responsibility. We also realize the economic difficulty faced by developing countries that are the owners of the biggest forests in this earth,” stated Phil Woolas, the UK’s Climate Change Minister, in a briefing to Climate Change Media Fellows at the EU Pavilion on Tuesday (11/12).
The UNFCCC is not just a site for delegates of 190 countries to confabulate with environmental experts and NGOs, it is also an arena for politicians to evince their concern for climate change. Pushing the moratorium in Indonesia is one of the areas of focus. A week ago, a 12 senator caucus from the Indonesian Parliament urged the stoppage of activity on peat land.