Tidal floods continue to surround Semarang due to land subsidence, worsened by sea level rise.
Category: Climate change
Indonesia’s new climate plan: Slow progress but change imminent
The improved emission targets in Indonesia’s NDCs are still a long way from a 1.5C pathway finds Caroline Bulolo.
Why is the G20 important for climate and energy transition?
Indonesia is urged to show leadership, take firm climate action and ambition, including increasing its emission cuts.
Voices of youth and women must be heard in climate talks
If the climate crisis is not controlled, 12.5 million girls will drop out of school. In Indonesia, 89% of young people expressed concern about the impact of the climate crisis.
Moving Everest Base Camp a ridiculous plan, says record-holding climber
World-record climber Kami Rita Sherpa tells The Third Pole what climate-driven changes he has seen in a 30-year Everest career – and why he thinks moving Everest Base Camp is not a solution.
Indonesia’s major lenders claim ‘going green’ while financing coal
Despite reports on how coal industry is damaging the environment and harming children, four major banks continue to funnel money into coal miners’ coffers. Project Multatuli and 350.org dig deeper.
Climate change potentially increases the risk and spread of lymphatic filariasis
Pekalongan residents clean the environment from potential mosquito breeding places to reduce the risk of spreading filariasis. Expert say one health approach is needed to overcome further spread.
Zoonotic malaria threatens indigenous Orang Rimba in Jambi
As their habitat continues to shrink due to deforestation, the indigenous Orang Rimba group becomes more vulnerable, including to threat of the zoonotic malaria. Local authority is looking at One Health as a future solution to prevent outbreak.
Climate change is threatening to impede efforts to overcome dengue in Venice of Java
The Semarang City has been dubbed as quite successful in its efforts to tackle dengue. However, experts say climate change presents new threats and will potentially trigger a rise in cases.
Siti Maimunah: The climate crisis is not being responded to by recovery, instead by trading the crisis
Indonesia’s commitment at the COP26 will not reduce GHG emissions, but instead will commodify nature with a net-zero emission scheme in the form of carbon trading.