Voices from Indonesia

Lunggi Randa, “Ratu” (Queen) of the Wundut Indigenous Forest Defender

Lunggi Randa (63 years old), is a Marapu traditional leader. Besides being a Marapu traditional leader, Lunggi Randa is also a farmer in Kambata Wundut Village, Lewa District, East Sumba District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.

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Local heroes through the captivating lens of ‘Climate Witness’

Step into the world of East Nusa Tenggara's local heroes through the captivating lens of 'Climate Witness', a thought-provoking documentary series by the Civil Coalition in the VCA programme

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Restoring mangroves to protect homes and livelihoods

Joni J. Messakh lives in Tanah Merah Village in Indonesia, a community that is mostly dependent on fishing activities. His family has become well known for their work to save the mangrove trees that are key to preserving the community’s safety and livelihood.

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Yuliana campaigns for the climate with saplings

Yuliana travels through Indonesia with the innovative action group Geng Motor Imut to raise awareness about climate change and sustainability. The effects of climate change are noticeable wherever she looks. “The weather is getting warmer, water reserves are drying up, the rainfall is erratic, and droughts last longer. This year in Kefa City it’s been intensely hot. Just five years ago, it tended to be cool from the afternoon until morning. But now, it’s hot all day,” she says.

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Endeavour to protect land and marine environment

Climate change directly threatens people's livelihood, with substantial impacts on local community. While indigenous people are uniquely vulnerable to climate change, they are leading the way in innovative adaptation work, using traditional knowledges and novel approaches.

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Sustainable nature, sustainable food source

People living in drought-prone areas of East Nusa Tenggara experience the impacts of climate change first hand.

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Youth footprint for clean energy

Young people are not only victims of climate change, they are also valuable contributors to climate action.

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Coastal women, the guardians of the island

Local community members, especially women, living in coastal areas of East Nusa Tenggara steward Earth’s critical ecosystems: home to a vast biodiversity and underpinning base of local economies.

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