Indonesia Under the Radar: An Evaluation of the Archipelago’s Climate Challenges and Policy Response

  • Christina Woodrow Vanderbilt University
Keywords: climate change, UNFCCC, international policymaking, global environment


How should nations come together to confront our global climate crisis? The purpose of this article is to explore Indonesia's role in contributing to and addressing climate change. I examine Indonesia’s key climate challenges and then discuss the nation’s corresponding responses in the context of international policymaking. After reflecting on concepts like climate justice, I propose further efforts that Indonesia as a whole can take to strengthen its sustainability endeavors. With a call for increased ambition at the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the urgency of highlighting Indonesia's importance in global climate negotiations is paramount.

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