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By Bilal Hafeez 27-08-2019
In: podcasts | Geopolitics

Sinking Jakarta is Test Case for Climate Retreat (Deep Dish on Global Affairs, 26 min listen)

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(You can listen to the podcast by clicking here) In this episode, Professor Tom Pepinsky from Cornell University and the Brookings Institution explains Indonesia’s ongoing campaign, led by President Joko Widodo, to move its capital away from Jakarta and the political reactions to this. Located on the low-line areas of the Java Island, Jakarta is facing more storm surges and floods than ever. An increase of population, underdevelopment of infrastructure, and overexploitation of local groundwater,…

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