Building Resilience to Climate Change in the City of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

Jonatan Lassa, Erwin Nugraha

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The Bandar Lampung City has taken several necessary steps in planning and building resilience to climate change. This paper investigates the evolution of institutional transformation and policy change in the City of Bandar Lampung. It highlights the experience on how the city adapting to climate change through modified urban development policy. Overall, the city demonstrates a new and unique form of urban climate governance within Indonesia context. A collective decision making body namely City Team (comprises of city departments, university based experts and academia and civil society organizations) has been formed to temporarily function as mandated body that assesses climate risks and vulnerability, sets and prioritizes problems and programs, pilots small scale adaptation projects, plans for city-scale adaptation intervention and functions as climate advocates within the city. This paper highlights how Bandar Lampung evolves as climate change ignorant city to be a climate change sensitive city as indicated by the shifts in planning, policy and budget. Challenges and barriers and policy gaps and lessons learnt are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGovernment and Communities
Subtitle of host publicationSharing Indonesia's Common Goals
EditorsM Fahmi, AA Yusuf, M Purnagunawan, BP Resosudarmo, DS Priyarsono
Place of PublicationIndonesia
PublisherPadjadjaran University Press
ISBN (Print)978-602-9238-66-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameISRA Book Series on Regional Development
PublisherPadjadjaran University Press


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