Local city officials at our Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Training Course in Ternate, Indonesia. Photo credit: Keith Bettinger, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific

Planning is underway for one of USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s flagship capacity building programs, the Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) Training Course, to be incorporated and absorbed into the curriculum of Khairun University in Ternate, Indonesia.

Read more: Localizing USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific's urban training in Ternate, Indonesia


A water bomber dropping its payload as a police officer tries to extinguish a peat fire in Kampar, Riau province, in Sumatra in August. The reduction in fires this year must be credited to not only wetter weather, but also the political will and concerted efforts of the government of President Joko Widodo. PHOTO: REUTERS

United States President-elect Donald Trump may have labelled climate change a hoax, but that has not stalled the momentum behind last month’s United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

Read more: How Indonesia is stepping up fight against climate change


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


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