Indonesia to move capital city to Borneo to replace sinking Jakarta.
Indonesia‘s capital is collapsing.
Overdevelopment, pollution and now climate change are forcing the government to move out of Jakarta.
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Excessive groundwater pumping has caused parts of the city to sink by 25 centimetres a year, leaving 10 million residents exposed to floods as sea levels rise.
The government wants to build a new capital on the island of Borneo more than 1,000km away.
So how should cities deal with the increasing threat of climate change?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Anto Mohsin – Indonesian assistant professor at Northwestern University in Qatar
Jasmine Puteri – Senior forest campaigner at Greenpeace Indonesia
Emmanuel Raju – Assistant professor of disaster management at the University of Copenhagen