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Climate Change Country Profile

Indonesia is the tenth largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world, with land-use and energy sectors contributing 80 percent of its emissions. As a biodiversity hotspot, Indonesia’s vast tropical forests and marine habitats provide a wealth of ecosystem services. However, Indonesia’s economic growth over the past two decades has accelerated urbanization and compromised its landscapes, including carbon-rich peatlands and mangroves, making them more vulnerable to human-caused forest and peat fires that release large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. More than 40 million Indonesians live at or near sea level in dense urban settings vulnerable to rising sea levels. These communities regularly face weather-related disasters resulting in environmental degradation and the loss of life, property, and livelihoods.

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:15pm

Last updated: April 23, 2021