Field visit by the President of the COP26 and British Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia

On 16th February 2022, Dr. Harkunti Rahayu met with Alok Sharma, President of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, and His Excellency, Owen Jenkins, British Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia. In the two hour visit to the site of our fieldwork and case study area in Jakarta, they discussed the challenges facing communities living in coastal areas and alongside the Ciliwung River, but also wider challenges on disaster risk, such as those encountered in Padang, Bandung and other urban agglomerations. Dr. Rahayu explained how our research is trying to better understand the combined threats posed by different hazards, especially due to the impacts of climate change and also the complexity of cascading events. They also discussed how improved governance arrangements could be used to reduce disaster risk.

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