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Should we stay or should we go? Understanding household decision making in climate change-affected areas of Indonesia

Low-income communities prone to flooding in Indonesia’s urban areas are facing difficult choices regarding household safety and adaptation: to remain in at-risk areas or to relocate? Two studies have examined the economic, social and environmental factors that influence household decisions on where to live. The findings reveal a need for: increased community understanding of the climate risks to come; community-based risk assessments to understand their adaptation options; and government support of community adaptation both on-site and with relocation.

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  • IIED code: 10735IIED
  • Published: May 2015 - IIED
  • Area: Indonesia
  • Theme: Urban
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-197-1
  • Language: English

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The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) is an eight-year, multi-country initiative working with cities across the world to increase resilience to climate change. IIED is a regional partner within ACCCRN.

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