Climate change is a global challenge, and one that has widespread ramifications for Pulau Nias. Indonesia is classified as the fourth largest emitter of carbon in the world, taking into account land degradation, deforestation and forest fires. Increased temperatures and changing rainfall patterns threaten almost all development sectors in Indonesia. As an agrarian country that is very dependent on climate, altered rainfall poses a significant threat. Likewise, Indonesia's territory, which consists of thousands of islands, is under pressure from rising sea levels. Health, food security and infrastructure are also under siege from climate change.
Yayasan Holi'ana'a incorporates climate change education and mitigation strategies into all its training programs. To read about Yayasan Holi'ana'a's climate change adaptation projects click here.