Local farmer, pictured above, in Java Island, Indonesia. (© Jessica Scranton)

Climate change is already affecting people around the world — so adapting is crucial.

In some places, at least, people are finding innovative ways to adapt, according to new research. A new study shows that using nature to adapt to intense storms and drought can be affective for thriving in a changing climate.

Read more: In Indonesia, villagers find innovative ways to adapt to climate change


 Tourists and local residents disembark a boat amid plastic rubbish in Sanur, Bali Photograph: Johannes Christo/Reuters

Nation’s two largest Islamic organizations will call on network of 100 million followers to reduce plastic waste and reuse bags

Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest marine polluters, has decided to get religious – literally – about reducing plastic waste.

The government has announced it will join forces with the country’s two largest Islamic organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, using their extensive networks across the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation to encourage consumers to reduce plastic waste and reuse their plastic bags.

Together the two Islamic institutions have more than 100 million followers.

Read more: Preaching against plastic: Indonesia's religious leaders join fight to cut waste


In a media training at the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, journalists visited the Baros Mangrove Conservation Area. CIFOR Photo/Ulet Ifansasti

Indonesia - Despite growing pressures of development and urbanization, community members from Sendangsari village in Indonesia’s Yogyakarta province improved the local economy through sustainably managing their teak forest.

Read more: From the soil to the law, climate change efforts in Indonesia


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