The extreme climate change recently has greatly affected small islands in several areas including Kepulauan Seribu, The Chairman Advisory Council on Indonesian Climate Change, Ir. Sarwono Kusumaatmadja. The message was conveyed during his presentation in a workshop held by the Master Programme of City Planning of Universitas Tarumanagara themed “Development Plan on Residential Areas in Pulau Panggang, Kepulauan Seribu, DKI Jakarta,” at the Campus, on Wednesday (15/3). According to him, the climate change issue is the most sensitive altering factor of civilization.
The workshop is a form of collaboration between the Master Programme of Area and City Planning Engineering Program of Untar with the Kepulauan Seribu Regency Government. Apart from Ir. Sarwono Kusumaatmadja, the Deputy of Jakarta Government, Dr. Oswar Mungkasa, The Regent of Kepulauan Seribu, H. Budi Utomo, S.H., M.H., Dr. Parino Rahardjo (Lecturer and Head Division of City and Real Estate Planning Department of Untar), and Mohammad Firman Santoso, M.T. (Head of Alumni Association of City Planning Department of Untar) also became the speakers in the event.
Rector Purna Irawan, in his welcoming speech, said that we are in need of ideas to empower the society on the islands of Kepulauan Seribu. “As a University, Untar is ready to subsidize with all its capability,” he said.
In the other part of his welcoming speech, Rector considers this kind of event to be important for the students as it connects the students to be able to directly discuss the issue with the policy makers in the government. On the other hand, Sarwono Kusumaatmadja, who was the Ministry of Marine Affair and the Ministry of Living Environment expects Untar to build a Climate Change Learning Center based on innovation. (PA)