Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry (Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc) and Secretary General of the Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry (Dr. Ir. Bambang Hendroyono, MM) gave a public lecture for UB Postgraduate students at Rectorat Building on Friday 22nd February 2019. Prof. Eko Ganis Sukoharsono acted as moderator in the event.

Director of Postgraduate, Prof. Mardjono gave speech to express his appreciation to the Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and his staff who were willing to attend and share knowledge with students, and to the committee who prepared the event successfully.

In the presentation session, Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry stated that the policies of Environmental need the academia supports. Corrective steps in the field of environment and forestry are built with a sciencetific base and are conceptual, holistic. Not yet able to answer directly the real sector, but in the medium term will produce results (hutsos, circular economy). Community dynamics are very high in the last 2-3 years and influence corrective policy steps. Community dynamics are summarized in a pattern of joint work and participatory policy development. Articulation of interests is sought to be carried out together with bureaucracy and civil society and is still being developed. Environmental recovery in the full sense of natural resources is approached with corrective policies on forest allocation and access and within the paradigm of forest landscape management and leaving the timber management paradigm. Corrective steps in the sense of reducing environmental burdens carried out by correction of policies to prevent forest fires, peat management, forest and land rehabilitation, solid waste management, and pollution control and overcome environmental damage