Using Big Data to promote Climate Change Awareness in Jakarta

In Indonesia, the effects of climate change been part of daily life for quite some time. Between 1980 and 2007 Indonesia has had the second highest number of climate change related fatalities with 174,000, second only to Ethiopia 6 . In recent years, Indonesia has experienced more frequent heat waves, with up to forty percent of the population at risk to hazards such as tsunamis, floods, droughts and landslides. In 2012, Indonesia launched the Open Government Indonesia initiative with the goal of “Introducing open government reforms, including open data”. A marquee project was the development of Jakarta Smart City (JSC). … Continue reading Using Big Data to promote Climate Change Awareness in Jakarta