Must Read

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite
Style:MLAAPAChicagoClose

loading...

DFID/WB: Indonesia and Climate Change

March 1, 2007

Share

Deforestation, peatland degradation, and forest fires have put Indonesia among the top three largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world. Emissions resulting from deforestation and forest fires are five times those from non‐forestry emissions. Emissions from energy and industrial sectors are relatively small, but are growing very rapidly.

At the same time, Indonesia stands to experience significant losses with climate change. Being an archipelago, Indonesia is very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Prolonged droughts, increased frequency in extreme weather events, and heavy rainfall leading to big floods, are a few examples of the impacts of climate change. The inundation of some parts of the country, for instance Jakarta Bay, has come to pass; Indonesia’s rich biodiversity is also at risk. In turn, this may lead to harmful effects on agriculture, fishery and forestry, resulting in threats to food security and livelihoods.

Full Text of Document

More on This Topic

Interview

Who Are Yemen's Houthis?

April Longley Alley interviewed by Zachary Laub

The Houthi movement’s rapid ascent has created opportunities for al-Qaeda to expand and intensified the Saudi-Iranian rivalry, adding a...

Must Read

Foreign Policy: A House Divided

Authors: Tom Finn and Atiaf Al-Wazir

Despite President Saleh's signing of a power-transfer agreement, the threat of civil war is growing, write Tom Finn and Atiaf al-Wazir,...