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  • Jakarta Faces Climate Crisis by Strengthening Tree Protection

    Based on the Verisk Maplecroft report, Jakarta ranks first out of 100 cities that are predicted to be most vulnerable to the impact of the climate crisis. Some evidence of the city’s vulnerability include massive floods that occurred in early 2020, extreme weather, and the rising temperature. One way to mitigate these impacts is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide. Research proves that trees are one of the most effective carbon sinks and stores.


  • The Reasons for Jakarta’s Frequent Flooding and How Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Can Help Reduce the Risk

    Apart from inadequate drainage capacity, there are three main factors that are often linked to flooding in Jakarta: extreme rainfall, changes in land cover, and land subsidence. So far, efforts to deal with floods in Jakarta have been carried out through grey infrastructure approach. However, the effectiveness of physical infrastructure will become increasingly limited, especially when affected by the climate crisis. Nature-based Solutions approach is considered capable to overcome these shortcomings while providing multi-benefits.


  • Climate Action Must Progress Far Faster to Achieve 1.5 C Goal

    New research shows that climate action is happening far too slowly for the world to meet its emissions-reduction targets – and in some cases, we’re moving in the entirely wrong direction.


  • Déjà vu: Anticipating the Impacts of Economic Crisis on Indonesia’s Forests

    With Indonesia’s government and citizens facing the twin public health and economic crises precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic, it would be understandable if few people are thinking about the country’s forests. But even now, short-term policy actions and omissions can have immediate and lasting implications for forests. Here are four suggestions for Indonesia as it navigates through the current storm.


  • Transforming Values into Green Lifestyle

    Finding out what climate skeptics can agree on and then frame climate messages to align with those is important. In Indonesia, religion could be an entry point. A PEW research found that 84 percent of Indonesians practice religion daily. Religious values and teachings thus could increase awareness and engage individuals to perform environmentally friendly behavior. Unfortunately, we rarely hear from clerics about the issue.


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