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Population Dynamics and Climate Change in Indonesia: Mobilizing for A Sustainable Future


The Government of indonesia has for several years been developing a national strategy to respond to climate change, and the UN has been partnering with the Government within the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). the Ministry of environment (Klh), in consultation with relevant line ministries and agencies, produced the National Action Plan Addressing Climate Changein November 2007. in July 2008 the president established the National Council on Climate Change (dNpi) to help direct and coordinate the Government’s response to climate change, with himself as Chair and the Minister of environment as executive Chair. in december 2009 the National development planning Agency (Bappenas), following another extensive consultation process, produced the Indonesia Climate Change Sectoral Roadmap (iCCSR), which was then incorporated in the Government’s current 5-Year development plan (RpJMN 2010-14).

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Booklet World at 7 Billion


In October 2011, Earth’s population reaches 7 billion. This global milestone is both a great opportunity and a great challenge. Although people are living longer and healthier lives, and couples worldwide are choosing to have fewer children, huge inequities persist. The current pace of growth is adding about 78 million more people every year-the population of Canada , Australia , Greece and Portugal combined [1] Nearly all that growth-97 of every 100 people is occurring in less developed countries, some of which already struggle to meet their people’s needs. Gaps between rich and poor are growing. And more people than ever are vulnerable to food insecurity, water shortages, and weather-related disasters. Meanwhile, many rich and middle-income countries are concerned about low fertility, declining populations and ageing. Whether we can live together on a healthy planet will depend on the decisions we make.


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