S5 E5: Jakarta, the Sinking Capital

Southeast Asia is especially vulnerable to storms, rising oceans, and other climate effects—though countries in the region did very little to create the crisis. How does the climate emergency look and feel in Indonesia, and how are people there trying to adapt? Part 5 of The Repair, our series on the climate emergency.

Reported by Nita Roshita, with recording and production help from Hilman Handoni. Mixed by host John Biewen. Interviews with Bondan Kanumoyoso, Yayat Supriatna, Selamet Daroyni, Amalia Syafruddin, and others.

The series editor is Cheryl Devall. Music in this episode by Lili Haydn, Kim Carroll, Chris Westlake, Lesley Barber, and Fabian Almazan. Music consulting by Joe Augustine of Narrative Music.

Season 5 art by Mara Guevarra. Episode image: People on top of the Giant Sea Wall, North Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2021. Kevin Herbian/Shutterstock. Image editing by Mara Guevarra.

This episode was produced with support from Round Earth Media, a program of the International Women’s Media Foundation. And with help from listeners who’ve supported the show.

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