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Jakarta Post

Transforming values into green lifestyle

  • Ibnu Budiman and Sakinah Ummu Haniy


Jakarta   /   Sat, June 22, 2019   /  12:05 pm
Transforming values into green lifestyle No plastic: Eggplants, water spinach, asparagus and many other fresh vegetables at a supermarket in Ubud, Bali, are wrapped in banana leaves and bamboo ties. (The Jakarta Post/Ni Komang Erviani)

A recent global survey found that Indonesia has the highest percentage of climate change deniers in the world. Among Indonesian respondents, 18 percent were deniers, followed by Saudi Arabians (16 percent) and Americans (13 percent). This is an alarming revelation compared to expressed commitments of the government to address climate change even before joining the Paris Agreement in 2016. An international internet-based market research and data analytics firm, the YouGov-Cambridge Center, partnered with The Guardian daily and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom to produce the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project. This study on populism and globalization includes national samples, each comprising about 1,000 people in 23 countries. Psychology studies have explained that the reason people reject indubitable science like climat...

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