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'Green sukuk' may support equality in development

  • Namira Samir and Raditya Sukmana

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Jakarta   /   Sat, August 10, 2019   /  02:02 pm
'Green sukuk' may support equality in development Emerging from the earth: Mangroves start to grow inside the forest zone on Babo Island in Teluk Bintuni regency, West Papua. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Several of Indonesia’s biggest cities are experiencing adverse impacts of climate change. Yet 24 percent of respondents either refuse to accept the fact that climate change is real, according to a YouGov global public opinion and survey from earlier this year, or simply do not believe that human activity can harm the environment. This state of mind has led slowed down progress in addressing climate change. No wonder an increasing number of news reports express fear of not being able to achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030. The effects of climate change — such as climbing temperatures, rising sea levels and a range of other negative impacts — will harm the livelihood of people working in agriculture and at the same time puts the fulfillment of basic needs in jeopardy, a World Bank Report of 2018 suggests. Failing to obtain sustainable income, these peo...

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