Jakarta, Klinik Farma- Air quality in Jakarta and a number of cities in Indonesia is deteriorating, and even DKI is a “subscriber” that falls into the unhealthy air quality index (AQI) category. As of August 8, 2023, Jakarta’s air quality is 154 and is second only to Dubai as the city with the most polluted air in the world.
Member of the IDI Advisory Board, Professor Zubairi Joerban said that poor air quality combined with hot weather pose a threat to the health of the Indonesian people. This bad condition will be even more dangerous for people who have diseases related to the lungs, heart, stroke and old age.
On the other hand, Nirvono Joga, executive director of the Center for Urban Studies, said that Jakarta’s air pollution is mainly caused by the transportation sector, especially private car users. Thus, efforts are needed to reduce air pollution through strategies to reduce traffic density.
What are the threats to air quality in and around Jakarta? how does it affect health? what decisions should the government make? For more details, see Bramoudya Prabowo’s dialogue with IDI Advisory Board Member Prof. Zubairi Joerban and Executive Director of Nirwono Joga in Profit Center for Urban Studies, Klinik Farma (Thursday, 08.10.2023)