Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The IPCC has finalized the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, the Working Group II contribution. It was finalized on 27 February 2022 during the 12th Session of Working Group II and 55th Session of the IPCC. This Summary for Policy...

UNEP: Economic Impacts Of Climate Change: Exploring Short-Term Climate-Related Shocks With Macroeconomic Models

Date: May 25, 2022   Macroeconomic impacts caused by climate change may create significant credit, market, and operational risks for financial institutions. Considering these risks, many firms are beginning to explore the integration of macroeconomic impacts into climate scenario analysis....

Indonesia Vision 2045: Toward Water Security

Source: World BankPublication Date: December 1, 2021 Vision 2045 aims to significantly transform Indonesia with the target of becoming one of the world's top five economies by the time it reaches its centenary in 2045. But is this achievable without considering Indonesia's Water Security? This study...

Call for solution providers to work together in Welang River, East Java

Solution needs: River dredgingSludge / sediment material managementWater retentionCheck damsRiver wideningEarly warning system (EWS)Terrace cultivation / terracingSustainable farming practices, agroforestryReforestation actions Ecosystem servicesCommunity education (on soil and w...

How cities can adapt to climate change

Source: McKinsey Sustainability and C40 citiesDate: 20 July 2021Research identifies 15 proven ways that urban areas around the world can adapt to climate risk.Cities are on the front lines of the growing physical risks associated with climate change [1]. They are home to more than half of the world'...

Smart, Sustainable and Resilient cities: the Power of Nature-based Solutions

Date: 23 July 2021Source: UNEP Cities are engines for development and provide opportunities for innovation and interaction. But cities can also exacerbate some of the world's most serious environmental and socioeconomic challenges, and at the same time citizens and urban infrastructure are facing vu...

Sustaining Sanitation Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: UNICEFDate: July 30, 2021 Concrete steps to maintain the sustainability of sanitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic Just as water is a daily necessity, we cannot stop using sanitation facilities – even during COVID-19 or natural disasters. Nevertheless, during the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Technical guidelines released for restoring eroding tropical coastlines

Source: Wetlands Date: 23 July 2021  Wetlands International and its global and Indonesian partners present a series of Technical Guidelines on Building with Nature to restore eroding tropical muddy coasts. The guidelines share knowledge and lessons in a practical way to support the sound replic...

World Bank Group Increases Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries

Source: The World Bank Date: 22 June 2021 New Climate Change Action Plan will increase high-impact support to deliver climate results, targeted towards reducing the trajectory of emissions and strengthening adaptation and resilience in developing countries. The World Bank Group today announced its n...

An EPIC Response: Innovative Governance for Flood and Drought Risk Management

Source: The World Bank Date: 17 June 2021 Key Messages Hydro-climatic hazards don't need to become disasters: Hydro-climatology looks at the interaction between weather, watersheds, and water. Hydro-climatic extremes, such as periods of abnormal dryness or wetness, are natural hazards and are increa...

A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis

Source: The Ocean Panel A healthy ocean is the foundation for vibrant economies. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, ocean-based industries were estimated to contribute 2.5 percent of world gross value added and over 31 million direct full-time jobs. However, as governments seek to reset and rebuild follo...

Plastic Waste Discharges from Rivers and Coastlines in Indonesia

Source: The World Bank Date: 20 May 2021 Indonesia is battling one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time—marine plastic debris. To support the Government of Indonesia's efforts on combating plastic waste and marine debris and its leadership in implementing the agenda, a better underst...

A Sustainable Ocean Economy is Key to Indonesia’s Prosperity

Source: World BankDate: March 25, 2021 For Indonesia, oceans are vital for its economy and welfare. With more than 17,500 islands and three-quarters of its territory at sea, oceans are central to Indonesia's prosperity. Yet, Indonesia's marine and coastal ecosystems and their economic value are unde...

What do we need to boost water supply resilience in Indonesia? A risk-based mindset

Source: The World BankDate: February 26, 2021 Nestled in a narrow valley in the center of Java Island, Magelang City is surrounded by rivers and steep mountain slopes. Its location makes it highly exposed to natural hazards, particularly floods, earthquakes, and landslides. When a 2008 landslid...

Ports and Nature-based Solutions: An Overview of 12+1 Financial Instruments

Source: Water Science PolicyDate: 31 January 2021 A variety of nature-based and hybrid solutions are available to build sustainable value in and around ports.Financiers and investors are willing to jump in, but diffused benefits and a lack of hard and enforceable cashflows prevent uptake at scale12+...