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Transforming Adaptation Planning and Governance in Jakarta, Indonesia


Transforming Adaptation Planning and Governance in Jakarta, Indonesia
In many developing countries with unplanned urbanization, urban poor people settle along riverbanks, near reservoirs, and in protected areas and conservation reserves. Urban flood adaptation then mostly focuses on providing more space for water, to reduce flood impacts, which leads to space contestation. Findings from the Jakarta case study from the project Transformative Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Cities illustrate the social justice implications of adaptation policies in the context of urban informality, and highlight the pivotal role of inclusive urban planning in reducing future climate risks and enabling transformative adaptation.

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  • Pub. Date: 28 Apr 2021
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 1811-0142
    From: UNRISD