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RI at crossroads in climate action journey in wake of pandemic

  • Dave Sivaprasad

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Jakarta   /   Sun, October 4, 2020   /  08:50 pm
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Water crisis: Residents of Citapen hamlet in Weninggalih village, Bogor, West Java, carry away water taken from a well during the dry season on July 25, 2019. Prolonged droughts in many parts of the world have been linked to climate change. (The Jakarta Post/P.J. Leo)

COVID-19 has triggered widespread disruption around the globe, presenting nations with an unprecedented opportunity to pursue policies, investments and behavioral changes that mitigate climate impact and build a sustainable future. Indonesia is poised to unlock significant value as one of the key pillars in Southeast Asia’s climate transformation. Shared action for shared change Southeast Asia could unlock a long-term competitive advantage with climate action through targeted localized national measures that are complemented by collaborative regional efforts. These are the findings of Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) report — Climate Action & Sustainability: Advantage in Adversity — released at the recent Singapore Summit. Southeast Asia is acutely vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change. Over 75 million citizens in the region live on low-lyi...