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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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As leaders of ASEAN countries are set to hold a summit in Jakarta this week, activists renewed calls on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to realize the planned forestry moratorium, which has now been delayed for four months, and encourage his ASEAN counterparts to do the same.

In a theatrical press conference, activist Si Bawor Yono (SBY), who acted as President Yudhoyono, announced the start of the forest moratorium with calling all local administrations to stop issuing new permits to convert primary forests and peatland area.

“I announce the launch of a Pancasila-based forest moratorium today,” Association for Community and Ecology-based Law Reform (Huma) advocate Si Bawor Yono told reporters on Tuesday.

Read more: RI told to implement forest moratorium before summit

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World Bank special envoy for climate change Andrew Steer just completed a visit to Indonesia that saw him attend the recent Business for the Environment (B4E) Global Summit in Jakarta, and underscored the World Bank’s commitment to supporting Indonesia’s climate change agenda.

Read more: World Bank climate change envoy visits Indonesia

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