Experts have recommended the establishment of a new global system to provide a climate services framework that would help countries understand and adapt to climate change and reduce the risks of disasters.

“We recommend the World Meteorological Congress to start on Monday, that they embark on a very ambitious implementation plan whereby a secretariat is established next year that can put into action a lot of things,” Jan Egeland, United Nations undersecretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a media conference on Thursday.

Read more: New services framework recommended


Indonesia may not meet its development targets unless the nation makes an effort to promote green, sustainable growth, according to a top British diplomat.

According to UK Ambassador to Indonesia Martin Hatfull, Indonesia has recently pursued ambitious growth targets for its citizens who want higher standards of living, more prosperity and improvements in education and health services.

“The problem is how do you balance it with low carbon growth — because unless it is a low carbon growth, you won’t achieve the standard of improvements,” Hatfull told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the launch of the UK Climate Change Unit.

Read more: UK opens unit to transfer climate change expertise


BaliBali may not have a bright future should any climate change mitigation fail.

VIVAnews – The increase of sea levels following climate change poses threats to Bali, Indonesia, whose total area only reaches 5,634.40 hectares.  

The first island adjacent to the main land to drown would be Nusa Penida, Klungkung. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) held in 2007 in Bali paid special attention to Nusa Penida's future existence. 

Read more: Indonesia Bali May Sink under Water in 2050


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