Rising global temperature increases irregularities in weather such as heat waves, cold spells, droughts and storms, causing the loss of properties and lives.

The decline in all parts of the cryosphere threatens the fragile ecosystems and cause feedbacks to the global climate system.

Melting of the glaciers and ice sheets raises global sea level, which endangers coastal communities with shoreline erosion, salination, flooding, storm surges, and loss of coastal biodiversity.

To meet these challenges, CARI researchers work towards understanding climate change impacts and developing methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change impacts and adapt our way of life to the new reality.

Theme Leads

Professor Kam Tang

Chair, Biosciences
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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

Professor Harshinie Karunarathna

Professor, Civil Engineering
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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


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Mitigating hydro meteorological hazard in Indonesia

This project examines how and why the current transboundary river management arrangements are mitigating or exacerbating flood hazard in urban and peri-urban areas in Jakarta, Indonesia, in light of key physical flood variables and any future changes to rainfall, sea level and storminess. The study tackles transboundary management arrangements on the Chiliwong River Basin (CRB) in Jakarta, which crosses two provinces (West Java and the Special Region of Jakarta), and five municipal boundaries (Subokor city, Bogor recency, Bogor city, Depok city, Jakarta). An interdisciplinary approach is adopted that addresses the problem from environmental, physical, governance and social vulnerability perspectives. Using a state-of-the-art theoretical framework, it predicts climate change impacts on CRB compound flooding from the sea and land and analyse key institutional elements of the poor functioning of flood management that could positively influence the functioning of flood management in the CRB.

The project is funded by Natural Environment Research Council.