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A New Tripple-Win Option for the Environment of the Poor


Mletiko, 30 November 2013

This is the title of Chapter 1 of the just published edited book The Environment of the Poor in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific. The editors (Aris Ananta, Armin Bauer, and Myo Thant) concluded that there is no trade-off between poverty reduction, improving the quality of the environment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. They argued that it is possible to have a triple-win option, to simultaneously reduce poverty and inequality, improving the quality of environment, and mitigating as well adapting to climate change.

To make this option implemented successfully, policy makers need to go beyond conventional growth-oriented economic development models. Policy makers should make a broader set of development indicators. This set of indicator should include reduction of poverty and inequality, improvement in the quality of environment, and better mitigation as well as adaption to climate change.

Policy makers should have strong and far-sighted public policies. Simultaneously, private sectors should be encouraged to invest in environmently friendly businesses.

The book provides empirical evidence and observations from sixteen case studies in Southeast and East Asia, and the Pacific. It argues that a spatial approach focussing on the environments in which the poor and vulnerable live would trigger changes for development policies and implementation that better balance environment and social concerns. The post-2015 development agenda should bring the environment and poverty agenda closer. (*)

This book emerged from a cooperation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in partnership with experts from research institutes and think-tanks in the Asian region.


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Green Economy and Business

26 March 2013

Dear readers,

Attached is my powerpoint presented at International Conference on  Green World in Business and Technology. Yogyakarta, Ahmad Dahlan University, 23  March 2013.  Click Green Economy and Business

Some main points:

1. We need capitalists with heart  to create a sustainable environment

2. Green business is a promising, lucrative business

3. Green business needs innovation, creativity, passion and love

4. Passion and love are needed to produce justice

5. Green business can be done by both large enterprises and medium/ small enterprises.


I hope the powerpoint is useful for you, to help creating sustainable environment.


Best regards,

Aris Ananta




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Population, Climate Change, and Development



Dear friends,

Attached is my powerpoint on “Population, Climate Change, and Development” presented in a side meeting of the 2nd Asian Population Association  (APA) conference, Bangkok, 29 August 2012.

A new feature is the analytical framework relating the three variables.

Best regards,

Aris Ananta

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Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Indonesia as an Illustration

Aris  Ananta

6 March 2012

Dear readers,

Some friends asked me “What are the contribution of demographic analysis on mitigating and adapting to climate change?’

Not many people write on this topic. Attached is my initial response to the question.

Read Population Dynamics and Climate Change. Revised, 4 April 2012. Comments are warmly welcome to improve the ideas and paper.

Though this is an  unedited paper, please feel free to cite it you are interested.

Thank you very much.

Best regards,


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Aris  Ananta

Untuk  Seputar Indonesia, 29 November 2011

Dunia dalam kondisi yang tidak menentu. Dalam waktu yang sama, kita semua menghadapi empat macam krisis global, yang bermuara dari lokasi geografis yang berbeda-beda.

       Krisis tampak berlangsung dengan pelan, tapi makin lama empat krisis ini makin meluas dan mendalam. Kalau empat krisis ini menjadi makin dalam dan terjadi bersamaan, kekacauan sosial dan politik dapat terjadi,selain malapetaka dari bencana alam dan kemiskinan. Siapkah kita menghadapi hal ini? Pertama, krisis utang pemerintah. Dimulai di Eropa Barat, dengan amat besarnya utang pemerintah di beberapa negara. Krisis ini telah menyebabkan digantinya perdana menteri Yunani dan Italia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aris     Ananta


Untuk MLETIKO, 15 Juni 2011


Jakarta  banjir bukan berita.  Tetapi, banjir di Singapura? Dan banjir lagi?  Dalam dua tahun terakhir, berita banjir di Singapura memang sering terdengar, walau  banjir ini sering masih dalam ukuran “biasa” untuk Jakarta. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Poverty Impact of Climate Change

10 March 2011

Dear Readers,

Here is a new, interesting article on the impact of climate change on poverty, published by the World Bank.

Best regards,


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