We move from one place to another. From one point within a city to another. From one city to another. From one country to another. Such movement is difficult to avoid, but did you know that such travel has massive environmental impact?
According to data displayed on Global Forest Watch Fires, there have been 66,000 fire alerts in Indonesia from January through the end of September. While this is much lower than fire levels in 2015 — which saw more than 110,000 alerts at the end of September — it far exceeds levels in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Building a new capital on Borneo may not improve conditions within Jakarta, and will require large infrastructure improvements in the new location. Looking at the variety of data on Resource Watch and Global Forest Watch, we’ve compiled five maps that show issues to consider before moving the capital.