PKSPL IPB University Monitors PNLG Program in Sukabumi Regency

Center for the Study of Coastal and Ocean Resources (PKSPL), Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) IPB University conducted monitoring of PNLG (PEMSEA Network Learning of Government) in Sukabumi, West Java, (22/9).

This activity was part of a collaboration between the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and PKSPL IPB University.

Dr Yonvitner as the Head of PKSPL IPB University explained that one of the PNLG programs is the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA). The output is to provide scientific input, capacity building through training, and technical support. Technical support is provided to central and local governments in improving and developing the implementation of integrated coastal management programs.

“PKSPL and PEMSEA are institutions that focus on research in coastal and marine areas. The framework is on integrated coastal management that continues to oversee and provide both policy and technical support related to institutional strengthening, climate change, turtle conservation and plastic waste issues," said this Lecturer of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK), IPB University.

According to him, for the past three years, Sukabumi Regency has become the focus of monitoring the condition of sea water due to climate change and the issue of plastic waste both at the national and international levels. "Monitoring activities have been carried out twice in the Pelabuhan Ratu area," he added.

On the same occasion, Iwan Nirawandi, a representative of the Directorate General of Pollution and Environmental Damage Control, KLHK, was also present. He said that regarding the monitoring of plastic waste, the monitoring activities will collaborate with the Sukabumi Regency Environmental Service.

"In the future, the activities that will be carried out and developed are analysis related to polluted water resources. The initial activity that will be carried out related to this is mapping the points that have the potential to become sources of pollution," he said.
According to him, the second phase of monitoring activities will be carried out in September and October where there was already a program implemented in Sukabumi, namely the construction of water pipes in Islamic boarding schools by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

"This will be a reference for PEMSEA to increase some of the potentials of Sukabumi Regency as the program’s location. For example, turtle conservation activities and the development of ecotourism, mangrove planting, ecotourism development of the Ciletuh Pelabuhan Ratu Geopark whose status has been included in the UNESCO Global Geopark," he added.

He added that currently there are thirty thousand mangroves planted along the coast of Pelabuhan Ratu (covering seven sub-districts). This location will be the monitoring model.

“A Tough Coastal Group will be formed to become a driving force in turtle conservation activities and reduce marine debris. In addition, in the discussion above, we also agreed that there are several additional activities for PEMSEA. Namely, the food security program, and water utilization and management program," he concluded.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Environmental Service of Sukabumi Regency, Teja Sumirat highly appreciated the arrival of the team from PKSPL IPB University, KLHK and PEMSEA Coordinator to Sukabumi.

"This is a form of serious commitment from PKSPL IPB University, KLHK and PEMSEA in overseeing this program from the beginning until now," he explained. (Marqo/MQS/Zul) (IAAS/PEH)

Published Date : 24-Sep-2021

Resource Person : Dr Yonvitner

Keyword : Pelabuhan Ratu, PNLG, PEMSEA, KLHK, IPB University, PKSPL, IPB lecturer