Natural resource depletion and global climate change are the defining human development issues of this generation. Indonesia is grappling with high rates of marine and terrestrial ecosystem degradation.
A primary contributor to greenhouse gases, Indonesia’s deforestation rates are among the highest in the world. Domestic energy demands are increasing exponentially and mostly being met by additional fossil fuel consumption. Located on the Ring of Fire, this archipelago is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and disasters. While the environmental challenges are daunting, Indonesia and the U.S. are poised to work collaboratively in finding effective solutions.
USAID is responding by building partnerships with Indonesian communities, government, civil-society organizations and businesses to meet these environmental challenges.
Through targeted investments, USAID is providing assistance in five major areas:
- Improving the management of marine ecosystems;
- Improving the management of forest ecosystems;
- Increasing access to clean energy;
- Increasing access to water and sanitation; and
- Strengthening the resiliency of vulnerable populations to prepare for and recover from the effects of disasters and climate change.
Last updated: December 09, 2013