Save the Children, AJI, KLKH launch Climate Generation campaign

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The launching of Climate Generation campaign by Save the Children Indonesia at Kemang, Friday (22/4). (IO/Ricardo Ronald)

In South Sulawesi, the population exposed to storm surge and abrasion is estimated to be 265,307 people. Of those, 40,508 were of the vulnerable groups including children. “Children living in Selayar Islands, Takalar, Pangkajene Islands and Makassar areas are especially prone to abrasion,” said Selina.

In West Java, flood events hit 247 in 2021, killing 20, injuring 282 and displacing 1,440,252 including children.

“The number of sub-districts and villages affected by floods in West Java have increased significantly between 2019 and 2021. We believe that there is still time to change this bleak future. If the temperature rise is kept no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, the impact of climate threats on future generations can be reduced by 39% for droughts, 38% for floods, 28% for crop failures, and 10% for wildfires,” said the Business Administration graduate of the Boston University.

She hopes that in the future there will be investments in emission reduction which should go hand in hand with efforts to reduce risk and increase children’s climate adaptation capability. (Ricardo Ronald)