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.