Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Office

The Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Unit supports key international priorities related to environmental, scientific, and public health affairs.  Key environmental priorities include addressing maritime issues, combating wildlife trafficking, supporting sustainable fisheries, mitigating forest fires and deforestation, and promoting environmental law enforcement and governance.  Key science and technology issues include space cooperation, urbanization, disaster risk reduction, and facilitating collaboration between U.S. and Indonesian scientists.  Public health priorities include addressing air and water pollution, improving waste management and addressing marine debris, collaborating on infectious disease response, supporting the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), and biosecurity engagement.  The unit also addresses environmental issues related to artisanal and small-scale gold mining, including mercury pollution.

The office coordinates closely with Government of Indonesia and U.S. government agencies on policy and programs covering the entire range of environment, science & technology and health engagement.  It liaises closely with U.S. government agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation.

U.S. Government Agencies