Relationship Between Environmental Management Policy and the Local Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples in the Handling of COVID-19 in Indonesia

Authors

  • Wahyu Nugroho Sahid University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Keywords:

policy, environmental management, local wisdom, indigenous peoples, covid-19, política, gestión medioambiental, saber local, pueblos indígenas

Abstract

This paper aims to understand the concept of local wisdom (Indonesian term: kearifan local) from the perspective of Indonesian indigenous peoples (Indonesian term: masyarakat adat) in handling COVID-19 and environmental management policies. In this article, use normative legal research methods, empirical data based on developments in policy and media in Indonesia, and qualitative analysis. The findings of this study are first, constructing local wisdom of Indonesian indigenous peoples in environmental management and handling of COVID-19, based on the teachings of their ancestors and based on the customary calendar as a reference; second, build partnerships related to environmental policies and indigenous peoples by considering the balance of nature and changes in human behavior through local wisdom to reduce carbon emissions during a pandemic. The author is interested in this research because there is an integration of local wisdom of Indonesian indigenous peoples in environmental policies and handling COVID-19.

Este artículo se propone entender el concepto de saber local (término en indonesio: kearifan local) desde la perspectiva de los pueblos indígenas indonesios (término en indonesio: masyarakat adat) para gestionar la COVID-19 y las políticas medioambientales. En el artículo, se usan métodos normativos de investigación jurídica, datos empíricos basados en los desarrollos de políticas y medios en Indonesia, y análisis cualitativos. Los hallazgos del estudio son, primero, la construcción del saber local de los pueblos indígenas indonesios en gestión medioambiental y manejo de la COVID-19, basándose en las enseñanzas de sus antepasados y en el calendario consuetudinario; segundo, la construcción de alianzas relacionadas con políticas ambientales y pueblos indígenas, considerando el equilibrio entre naturaleza y cambios en el comportamiento humano a través del saber local para reducir las emisiones de carbono durante una pandemia. El autor se ha interesado en esta investigación porque existe una integración del saber local de los pueblos indígenas indonesios en las políticas medioambientales y la gestión de la COVID-19.

Available from: https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1193

Author Biography

Wahyu Nugroho, Sahid University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Sahid University of Jakarta, interested in the fields of environmental law & policy studies, state administrative law, customary law, and human rights. Affiliated Sahid University of Jakarta, Jl. Prof. Dr. Supomo, SH No. 84 Tebet, South Jakarta, Indonesia 12870. Email address: wahyulaw86@yahoo.com 

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Published

01-06-2021

How to Cite

Nugroho, W. (2021) “Relationship Between Environmental Management Policy and the Local Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples in the Handling of COVID-19 in Indonesia”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 11(3), pp. 860–882. Available at: https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/1303 (Accessed: 9 December 2021).