Reducing air pollution in Indonesia


Aim To provide scientific evidence about health impacts caused by air pollution and to develop a first-stage “academic draft” for a provincial regulation on air pollution reduction.
Time period 2004-2009
Disciplines Epidemiology, environmental health, pharmacology, public health nutrition, environmental engineering.
Stakeholders Ministry of Environment, provincial health office, 20 private companies, Government of Jakarta, 28 elementary schools in Jakarta, Jakarta Metropolitan Office, private car and public transport commuters, international non-government organizations, and an international nutritional supplement company.
Research integration outcome First comprehensive assessment of main air pollutant exposures and effects on human health in Indonesia.
Research implementation outcomes The research underpinned a Jakarta provincial regulation on air quality and a decree issued by the Governor on indoor air quality.
Reference Haryanto, B. (2013). Applying the I2S framework to air pollution and health in Indonesia (Commentary). In, G. Bammer, Disciplining interdisciplinarity: Integration and implementation Sciences for researching complex real-world problems. ANU Press: Canberra, Australia: 389-395. (Online):