Indonesia looks to mangroves for climate solutions, community empowerment

A canoe with visitors onboard passing through Kapuas River in Indonesia. PHOTO: @DESAWISATA_SUNGAIKUPAH/INSTAGRAM
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JAKARTA - The village of Sungai Kupah in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province is used to living with the risk of floods. It is on the estuary of the Kapuas, the country's longest river.

Yet over the past two decades, the flooding has become more frequent and damaging, with waters from the Kapuas reaching up to 4m deep.

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