5 December 2016 - Indonesia's president Joko Widodo announced today a landmark moratorium, which bans all activities that damage the hydrological functions of peatlands - the world's largest terrestrial soil carbon stock.

Read more: Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands


Jakarta has been increasingly threatened by flooding from a combination of land subsidence, rising sea-levels and higher river levels due to  increasing rainfall intensity and land-use changes within the catchment areas. UNEP-DHI, together with Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and Jakarta Research Council (JRC), has collaborated on a project to provide technical assistance to mitigate the impacts of flood in densely-populated Jakarta.

Read more: Climate change adaptation a priority in flood-threatened indonesia



Jakarta- Indonesia’s rate of deforestation makes the country one of the world’s major greenhouse gas emitters and a target work area for many international organizations.

Read more: CDKN: Time for Indonesia to Stand Up to Climate Change


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