Dr Perdinan, the Deputy Director for Administration of SEAMEO BIOTROP, shared his presentation on Indonesia’s Climate Change Impact-Based Evaluation for Defining Feasible Adaptaion Actions at the CORDEX Southeast Asia Outreach and Capacity Building Workshop held on 15-17 November 2021 through online platform. The participants were from various universities and research institutions worldwide. The workshop was collaboratively held by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (Badan Meteorology, Klimatologi dan Geofisika/BMKG) of Indonesia, Ramkhamhaeng University-Center of Regional Climate Change and Renewable Energy (RU-CORE) of Thailand, and the Department of Earth Sciences and Environment of the National University of Malaysia. The workshop aimed to provide information and increase the capacity of participants in dealing with the impacts of climate change, starting from how to assess impacts, impacts studies, as well as solutions or strategies that can be carried out.
In his presentation, Dr Perdinan emphasized the urgency to develop a strategy in dealing with climate change to meet basic human needs, such as food, water, energy and health. “Strategies that can be obtained across sectors include knowledge management sharing; involvement of local communities for adaptation actions; gender and vulnerable groups, community engagement for local adaptation actions; gender and vulnerable groups, local knowledge and wisdom-based adaptation; and national defense security on the country territorials." he said. Furthermore, he also described several case-study projects in several regions of Indonesia in dealing with climate change. (day/sis)