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Title: Impacts of coal mining on the economy and environment of South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia
Authors: Fatah, Luthfi
Keywords: COAL MINING
MINES
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
PUBLIC OPINION
COAL TRADE
POLICY MAKING
KALIMANATAN SELATAN
INDONESIA
Date: 2008
Publisher: EEPSEA, Singapore, SG
Series/Report no.: EEPSEA research report series / IDRC. Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Economy and EnvironmentProgram for Southeast Asia; no. 2007-RR2
Abstract: This study investigates the impact of coal mining on the economy and environment of South Kalimantan Province, one of the most important coal producing regions in Indonesia. It uses a Social Accounting matrix to assess how the industry affects the province’s economy and the livelihoods of its people. It also investigates what policy options will best reduce its negative environmental impacts at least cost to the province’s economy. The study, by Luthfi Fatah of Lambung Mangkurat University, finds that mining is one of the most significant parts of the province’s economy and that it is steadily growing in importance. However, it also shows that the industry disproportionately benefits the better-off sectors of society and is having an unacceptable impact on the environment. Fatah recommends that policy makers slow the growth in coal mining through regulation of small-scale mining. This should help the environment. He also suggests that the government boost investment in agricultural –based activities to improve the employment prospects of the poorer sectors of society.
Description: Co-published by IDRC
ISBN: 978-1-55250-078-1
Project Number: 003591
Project Title: EEPSEA (Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia) - Phase III
Access: Open Access
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