chapter  10
Local government planners’ perspectives: Challenges and opportunities for climate change adaptation in Indonesia
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The increasing trend of climate-related risks and disasters has hampered the efforts of urban governments in low-and middle-income countries to achieve their development agendas. And as a key avenue for local adaptation, the effective operation of urban planning at a city level has been hindered by a lack of resources and information to address both current climate variability and future climate change (Mukheibir and Ziervogel, 2007; Measham et al., 2011). Such facts have increasingly challenged urban planners and their capacity to move beyond conventional planning by placing effective responses to climate change impacts at the centre of urban planning.