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Jakarta. Indonesia's Peatlands Restoration Agency, or BRG, on Tuesday (07/11) showcased the progress it has made in restoring the country's peatlands at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC COP 23, in Bonn, Germany.

Read more: Indonesia Shows Off Progress in Peatland Restoration at UN Climate Change Summit

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By: Arlina Arshad, The Strait Times

Just a decade ago, Kendari was among the filthiest cities in Indonesia. Bins overflowed with bags ofmouldy rice, rotting food scraps and plastic bottles. Reeking garbage was burned or left uncollected on the streets for weeks, attracting flies and roaches.

But today, the city of half a million people in south-east Sulawesi province has been spectacularly transformed, winning national cleanliness awards for eight straight years.

Read more: When waste isn’t wasted: How a small Indonesian city turned garbage into electricity

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Stephan Wulffaarat of WWF-Indonesia, who is the main author of “The Environmental Status of Borneo 2016”, briefly present the outcome of the joint report. Pix courtesy of WWF-Indonesia

KUCHING-Environmental health in the whole of Borneo continued to record a declining trend last year.

Read more: Call for collaborative efforts to preserve environmental health of Borneo

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