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Rise of Indonesia’s young climate champions

  • Warief Djajanto Basorie

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 17 2019   /  01:27 am

Political leaders in Indonesia can be the nation’s president for a maximum 10 years by law. Climate leaders, however, have no term limits; there is no end to their work.July 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Climate Reality Indonesia (CRI), an independent, nonprofit branch of the Climate Reality Project, founded by global climate advocate and former United States vice president Al Gore. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has trained more than 20,000 climate reality leaders (CRLs) from 154 countries since 2006.By last month, Gore had trained 315 Indonesian CRLs, which comprise officials, lawmakers, business people, academics, activists, religious leaders, students, homemakers and journalists. They are responsible for spreading the narrative and solutions of the climate crisis across their networks and to the public.Indonesia’s first CRL was Amanda Katili-Niode. Amanda, who has a natural ...