Indonesia Study Group

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
November 23, 2016
Seminar Room B (Arndt Room), HC CoombsBuilding #9, Fellows Road, ANU

Sustaining climate risk governance in Indonesian cities

Jonatan Lassa (Charles Darwin University)

Seminar abstract

Global disaster risk governance frameworks as well as alternative climate governance model often suggests countries and local governments to create multi-stakeholder platforms and to catalyse the institutionalisation of risk reduction and adaptation actions. The research briefly examines barriers and opportunities in sustaining urban disaster governance and climate adaptation in Indonesia. This work is based on observations from the experimental climate governance model recently promoted by Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network intervention in Semarang City, Indonesia during 2009-2016. It also elaborates the evolution of climate change and risk management policy in the city of Semarang in the last 16 years. Due to complex interplay of agencies in urban context coupled with institutional uncertainty, we recently observed an emerging mode of institutionalisation from a multi-stakeholder platform towards NGOnitation. The author also offers a new analytical framework of institutionalisation scenarios to understand why certain form of institutionalisation of risk reduction and climate adaptation take shape.

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