Indonesia: How the people of Indonesia live with climate change and what communication can do

Report / Paper

Indonesia: How the people of Indonesia live with climate change and what communication can do

ORGANISER: BBC Media Action
AUTHORS: Tan Copsey, Syarifah Dalimunthe, Leonie Hoijtink and Naomi Stoll

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2013

RESOURCE

 

How do people in Indonesia live with climate change now? How will its impacts shape their future, and how will they, in turn, shape their environment? What are the most effective ways to support people to adapt to climate change, 
and how best can the media, governments, organisations and businesses communicate with them?
 
Using both quantitative and qualitative research, we have built a nationally representative picture of how different groups of people in Indonesia live and deal with change. This includes their perception of changes in climate, values, livelihoods, use of food, water and energy, family life, worries, what they watch and listen to, whom they most trust, what they hope for in the future, and the environmental changes they have noticed or deal with already.
 
This report builds on this research to make recommendations for communication that enables effective action in response to changes in climate. It includes treatments for targeting specific audiences and segments of the population and data on media use.