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Adaptation to Climate Change: Decision Making and Opportunities for Transformation in Jakarta, Indonesia


Adaptation to Climate Change: Decision Making and Opportunities for Transformation in Jakarta, Indonesia
This case study is part of the UNRISD project Transformative Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Cities which explores adaptation decision-making processes and barriers to transformative solutions in order to inform more progressive policy making in the context of Southeast Asian coastal cities.

This paper investigates the framing of adaptation across different decision-making levels, the decision to relocate as part of adaptation, and adaptation planning processes. It also considers the role of planners and the participation of densely populated informal settlements, known as kampung, in such processes. Through this analysis, the authors hope to identify how Jakarta can adopt transformative adaptation and achieve social justice as it adapts to climate change.

About the Authors
Gusti Ayu Ketut Surtiari holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Geography and a Master’s in Population Studies from Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia). She is working as a researcher at the Human Ecology Division at the Research Centre for Population of the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI). She is currently finalizing her PhD on assessing the dynamics of vulnerability to support adaptation evaluation in Jakarta. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, vulnerability, and urban poverty in Indonesia, coastal and small island communities.

Hendricus Andy Simarmata is Senior Advisor at the Research Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the Graduate School of Strategic and Global Studies-Universitas Indonesia, and has been President of the Indonesian Association of Urban and Regional Planners since November 2019. He was appointed to the scientific committee of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) in May 2020. He obtained his PhD in Development Studies from the University of Bonn. Mr. Simarmarta is a certified urban planner who has 19 years of experience in research, consultancy and advocacy in the field of sustainable urban development, where his work focuses on integrating climate resilience into urban planning.
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  • Pub. Date: 11 Dec 2020
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISBN: 978-92-9085-117-2
    From: UNRISD