With collaboration, Jakarta can fight climate change

Climate change is a universal problem, and its scale and impact are unprecedented. As humans are responsible for the changing climate and its effects, we must ensure that our actions do not cause further damage to our environment. The clock is ticking - the time to act is now.

In my city of Jakarta, we are learning the lessons of climate change the hard way. Extreme weather and flooding have been perennial problems for Jakarta, and over the years, they have become more frequent and severe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2020, with the headline 'With collaboration, Jakarta can fight climate change'. Print Edition | Subscribe