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Jakarta Post

Govt promotes urban farming in cities to tackle climate change, decrease air pollution

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 15 2019   /  01:14 am

The government is calling on local administrations across the archipelago to embark on an urban farming campaign in a bid to fight climate change and improve environmental qualities in cities. Urban farming could be one solution to the impacts of climate change in cities, the deputy head of the climatology unit of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Herizal, said.He said the temperature in most cities in Indonesia had been rising as a result of massive urbanization since the 1980s. Rapid industrial activity in cities has also contributed to high air pollution and emissions, which has increased the temperature.He said that according to a study conducted by BMKG researcher Siswanto in 2015, Jakarta has warmed up by more than 1 degree Celsius over the past century, worse than the average global trend during the same period.The World Health Organization estimated that ...