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Adapting to Global Climate Change: The Role and Potential of Indonesia's Marine Resources

On October 15 the United States-Indonesia Society and Partnership for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) welcomed Dr. Indroyono Soesilo to speak about the challenges in coping with global climate change issues in Indonesia, particularly as they relate to the country’s marine resource potential. Dr. Soesilo discussed the Government of Indonesia’s Master Plan to Accelerate the Economic Development in Indonesia (MP3EI), and how it will speed up the development of fishing and offshore mining industries in the selected Economic Corridors, as well as other tasks to strengthen the institutional capacity to anticipate the emergence of natural disasters in the coastal areas. He addressed the role of international cooperation and people-to-people contacts in the effort to sustainably develop Indonesia’s marine resource potential and to mitigate the impact of global climate change.

Dr. Soesilo’s talk was part of a lecture series in the United States to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Fulbright program in Indonesia and the 20th Anniversary of AMINEF (the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation).

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