Climate Change case study Jakarta & Netherlandse
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     Climate change is a phenomenon that we cannot ignore anymore, we may agree and
     disagree whether it is natural or manmade, however it is a fact that we all have
     to face.
     The task was to understand and use a range of techniques to : identify the current
     vulnerability to flooding; assess the likely impact of climate change and propose of
     measures for adaptation to climate change for two locations :The Netherlands and Jakarta
     in Indonesia.

     The conclusion, in brief, is that; the Netherlands addresses coastal protection activities in a
     comprehensive (national) approach to counteract flood-risk (coast and river flooding)
     however projected droughts and heat waves are not much taken into consideration.
     The City of Jakarta just started to take concrete steps to tackle the problem of climate
     change, as commitments by local officials were previously lacking, despite all the political
     rhetoric and promises.However,Jakarta has yet to develop a comprehensive plan to
     address extreme poverty in the city, especially in terms of involuntary relocation, housing
     provision and economic development of very poor communities.



Figure Shows that Jakarta come out as the top most vulnerable regions in Southeast Asia (Index of 0.8).
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Figure Showing semi-annual cycle presumably caused by interaction diurnal and semi-diurnal spring cycle. The sea level rise due to climate change  projected to be of 80 cm from year 1989 to 2025.
Figure shows that most recent projections on sea level rise for the Netherlands cover a range of 35 to 85 centimeters for 2100 (KNMI, 2006). In the case of high-end/worst-case estimates, the rise is between 130 and 150 centimetres
Comparison table showing findings of climate changes for both Jakarta and the Netherlands.
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