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Indonesia and Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

Jakarta – The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast […]

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Animation: restoring eroded coast Java by Building with Nature

Northern Java’s coasts suffer from severe erosion. In one decade, some coastal areas have retreated by three kilometres. Developmnet of coastal infrastructure and aquaculture went […]

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Why do we care about wetlands?

Throughout history wetlands have been integral to human survival and development. How? Simple: Wetlands are life – food, water, fibre. We depend on them – people, […]

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PEDRR policy brief for post-2015 Hyogo Framework

The growing evidence and endorsement of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction should likewise be reflected in HFA-2. Environment should be regarded as a cross-cutting issue and […]

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Recommendations for the post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFAII)

Calling for increased attention to the need for integrated water and wetland management to reduce disaster risk. The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA): Building Resilient […]

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Mangroves counter impacts of global warming

Coastal belts of mangroves contribute to security by reducing the impacts of severe storms and cyclones, provide food and building materials, and are essential habitats […]

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Calling an end to the search for ‘big ideas’

Timing is everything. And Michael Hobbes, an old aid hand and human rights consultant, got the timing spot on with his recent blog at The New Republic on […]

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Milk fish and cockles bring returning prosperity

Mumtadar called from the pond where he was setting nets.  Life was good since they planted the mangroves along the dyke, he said.  He caught […]

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Lobster boom on unrecognisable coastline

“The wave was higher than the trees.  The sea came right over the village.  Every building was destroyed, including all 300 houses.   About 180 people […]