Climate change adapation in Indonesia

The Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia, PMI) is working with communities to help them understand the basic science of climate change and use this knowledge to adapt to the consequent changing weather and nature of disasters. PMI has listened to local concerns and as a result supports a community based risk reduction initiative to help people adapt – in their current habitat – to global warming. The approach is comprehensive with the provision of clean drinking water, prevention of flooding, landslides, erosion, coastal abrasion; and construction of earthquake-resistant houses all being addressed, as well as programmes targeting issues such as multi-hazards, livelihoods, volunteer community participation and gender. Published in 2009.

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Report
30 May 2014
Poor people living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. They live on the most vulnerable land within cities, typically areas deemed undesirable by others and thus affordable. This study analyz...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Drought, Flood, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Landslide, Resilience, Tornado, Urban Planning, Urban Risk Reduction
Guidance material
07 May 2014
The climate is changing and communities in some countries are already feeling the heat. Climate information in the form of trends and forecasts, combined with tried and tested disaster risk reduction measures, can help anticipate disasters before the...
Tags: Guidance material, Climate Change Adaptation
Video
25 Nov 2014
Local traine volunteers can breach the gap in providing critical help knowledge to their communities and ensure equitable access to heatlh services for all. Expanding Volunteeism improves global health investments and contributes towards achieving Un...
Tags: Video