Indonesia National Action Plan: Addressing climate change

3pm, July 20th, 2015

The Indonesia National Action Plan: Addressing climate change was designed to be a guidance to various institutions in carrying out a coordinated and integrated effort to tackle climate change.

Addressing the impact of climate change should not be conducted by a few sectors only. Good coordination between sectors is essential to ensure the success of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts in Indonesia. Climate change and its impacts are complex and dynamic problems. The National Action Plan must therefore be continuously evaluated and improved periodically by various stakeholders.

Indonesa, with its huge number of islands and vast coastline, has a very high coastal population – 65% of the population of Java live in the coastal region, for example. This makes them particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea-level rise. Indonesia also has extensive forest area but at the same time faces the threat of forest damage and is prone to natural disasters (volcanic and tectonic earthquake, tsunami, etc.) and extreme weather events (long dry season and floods). Furthermore, it also has high levels of urban pollution, fragile ecosystems such as mountain area and peat land, with economic activities that are still very dependent on fossil fuel and forest products and has difficulties in shifting to alternative fuels.

Read the report here: Indonesia National Action Plan: Addressing climate change

Institutions Involved

  • Indonesia Ministry of Environment
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