Environmental activists stage flash mob in Indonesia

Around 30 activists wearing gas masks, face masks with images of a crying earth and holding colorful placards danced on a bustling Jakarta street as they called on the Indonesian government to come up with policies that would not 'kill the earth'.

They also blamed climate change as the cause of natural disasters in the archipelago.

Earlier this month, more than 180 were killed in eastern Indonesia after cyclone Seroja hit the remote region. The country's weather agency head Dwikorita Karnawati had said once-rare tropical cyclones were happening more often in Indonesia and climate change could be to blame.

Last year, Indonesia has received $103.8 million fund from the United Nation's Green Climate Fund to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle forest fires.