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Environmental Governance in Indonesia

  • Offers an overview of the state-of-the art of environmental governance in Indonesia

  • Engages with bottom-up (national and local) perspectives, theory and operationalisation of theories/frameworks

  • Aims to engage multiple environmental governance actors (national to local) in different sectors

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Environment & Policy (ENPO, volume 61)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Annisa Triyanti, Mochamad Indrawan, Laely Nurhidayah, Muh Aris Marfai
    Pages 1-11Open Access
  3. Emerging Concepts and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Earth System Governance in Indonesia: An Initial Investigation

      • Erwin Nugraha, Mahesti Okitasari, Annisa Triyanti, Yanuardi Yanuardi
      Pages 33-50Open Access
    3. Post-politicizing the Environment: Local Government Performance Assessments in Indonesia

      • Yogi Setya Permana, Septi Satriani, Imam Syafi’i, Pandu Yuhsina Adaba, Sari Seftiani, Dini Suryani
      Pages 51-65Open Access
  4. Wetlands

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. Coastal Forest Re-Grabbing: A Case from Langkat, North Sumatra, Indonesia

      • Dedi S. Adhuri, Imam Syafi’i, Atika Zahra Rahmayanti, Intan Adhi Perdana Putri, Mochammad Nadjib
      Pages 89-106Open Access
  5. Land and Forest

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133
    2. Community-Based Fire Management and Peatland Restoration in Indonesia

      • Laely Nurhidayah, Rini Astuti, Herman Hidayat, Robert Siburian
      Pages 135-150Open Access
    3. Assessing the Governance Modes of Indonesia’s Forest Management Unit

      • Ramli Ramadhan, Soetrisno Karim, Micah R. Fisher, Harsanto Mursyid, Mochamad Indrawan
      Pages 151-165Open Access
    4. Biofuels Development and Indirect Deforestation

      • Rizky Ramadhan, Akihisa Mori, Oekan S. Abdoellah
      Pages 167-184Open Access
  6. Urban

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 241-241
    2. The Conceptual Models of Dynamic Governance Toward Sustainable Urban Water Management in Metropolitan Area

      • Wahyu Mulyana, Eko Prasojo, Emirhadi Suganda, Setyo Sarwanto Moersidik
      Pages 243-271Open Access
    3. Governance by Accident: The Role of Civil Society in Shaping Urban Environmental Governance

      • Benny D. Setianto, Budi Widianarko
      Pages 273-287Open Access

About this book

This open access book presents the state-of-the-art environmental governance research and practices in Indonesia. It offers a wide scope, covering different sectors (e.g., forestry, mining) and geographical landscapes (e.g., inland and coastal areas). This book engages with existing theories and frameworks, including Earth System Governance, Adaptive and Interactive Governance, among others to trigger a debate regarding the operationalization of such concepts, which are mostly developed for the Global North context. It is also our ambition to incorporate more empirical knowledge from local contexts to indicate research gaps and future directions for environmental governance research agenda to be more diverse, inclusive, and facilitate the incorporation of inter-and transdisciplinary knowledge. This book will be useful for researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers who are interested in the field of environmental governance, especially in Indonesia.


Indonesia is one of the countries with the fastest-growing economies in Asia. Indonesia is rich in natural resources but also suffers from overexploitation and environmental threats exacerbated by climate and human pressures. Along with the growing global ambitions for achieving sustainable development and capacity to adapt to current and future threats, including climate change impacts and disaster risk, Indonesia's commitments to balance development while safeguarding a good environmental status are also increasing. The challenge is on how to govern complex and systemic natural, social and governance systems while adhering to the principle of equity and justice? As it will require more than traditional hierarchical modes of governance and current regulatory instruments (i.e., law and regulations).

This is an open access book.


  • Environmental governance
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental conservation
  • Indonesia
  • Climate-Change Policy
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Environmental Governance Group, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Annisa Triyanti

  • Research Center for Climate Change, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

    Mochamad Indrawan

  • Research Center for Law, The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Jakarta, Indonesia

    Laely Nurhidayah

  • Geography and Environmental Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    Muh Aris Marfai

About the editors

Annisa Triyanti is an assistant professor at the Environmental Governance Group, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. Annisa holds a PhD in coastal disaster risk governance (University of Amsterdam, 2019). In her PhD research, she focused on interactive governance and governability of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in Indonesia and India. Annisa has 4 years of experience as a Human Geography lecturer at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. She has conducted research on inclusive governance systems in communities at risk of facing water-related disasters in the coastal and delta areas. She has also been a global youth advocate with years of experience in youth, civil society, and young scientist engagement as a stakeholder group representative on the intergovernmental level.


Mochamad Indrawan is a researcher at the Research Center for Climate Change, Universitas Indonesia. He is a trained ecologist and conservation biologist with more than 3 decades of field experience. Indrawan's voluntary rainforest conservation work since 2007 included continuous facilitation of indigenous peoples and local communities whose joint endeavor is focused on the establishment of community conservation areas.


Laely Nurhidayah is a researcher at the Research Center for Law, the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Jakarta Indonesia. She leads the environment law and natural resources (marine and forest) research portfolios in her research centre. She was awarded her PhD in Law from Macquarie University, Australia. She published her work in many books, journals and working papers and has attended and presented papers in various international conferences.


Muh Aris Marfai is a professor in geomorphological hazard and currently serves as the Head of the Indonesian Geospatial Information Authority (Badan Informasi Geospasial-BIG). Prior to his current appointment, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Indonesia. He received his doctoral degree in Geography with magna cum laude from Justus-Liebig- Universität, Giessen, Germany and an M.Sc in Earth System Analysis from the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Environmental Governance in Indonesia

  • Editors: Annisa Triyanti, Mochamad Indrawan, Laely Nurhidayah, Muh Aris Marfai

  • Series Title: Environment & Policy

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-15903-9Published: 03 February 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-15906-0Due: 06 March 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-15904-6Published: 02 February 2023

  • Series ISSN: 1383-5130

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-0110

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 513

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Governance and Government, Environmental Law

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-031-15903-9
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Free shipping worldwide
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout