As an archipelagic country vulnerable to climate change, Indonesia’s policy makers have taken some measures to build climate resilience. However, a lack of capacity, coordination and financial resources amongst government agencies is evident. This briefing assesses the perceptions and understanding of local planners regarding barriers to and possible effective responses to address climate change impacts, especially at local levels. Local planners from several Indonesian urban coastal cities were interviewed about four key themes: perceptions of climate change impacts on local communities; the level of climate change adaptation (CCA) policy development; the extent of CCA mainstreaming; and the level of planning for climate change.
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