Nurmala Kartini Sjahrir on Indonesia’s Need for Climate Action (24 Hours of Reality 2016)
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Sarah Backhouse interviews Nurmala Kartini Sjahrir, senior advisor on climate change at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs Indonesia, about the impacts of the climate crisis on the tropical archipelago nation. Home to one of the largest tropical forests in the world, Indonesia is threatened by the warming of ocean waters and rising sea levels. More than half of Indonesia's 250 million residents live on the coasts, where they will be directly affected by coastal storms and sea level rise.