Climate Change Communication: Community Knowledge and Preparedness

  • Sri Hartini RachmadEmail author
Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)


Taking action against climate change and its effect has been agreed and stated in the 13th Goals of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) been declared by UNs High Level Meeting in New York on 25–27 September 2015. Thus, in the 13th goals of indicators 13.2 stated that‚ Action Index of Climate Change Indicator needs to be developed into 14 indicators”. In terms of to support the 13th Goals of SDGs, so the availability of information on disaster prone areas is an important and high demand for anticipating and handling of rehabilitation particularly of infrastructure and for the emergency response. This research is an empirical evidence and concrete experiences from pilot project in 2013 which aims to assess the urgency of creating measurement related particularly adaptation to vulnerable people links to climate change effect of which resulted by disaster in Indonesia in Padang City. The disaster risk reduction and preparedness are an effort to strengthen the resilience against unexpected disaster, therefore, the provision of Disaster Preparedness Indices would be expected to facilitate the measurement of disaster knowledge level of community related with communication-information, as consequent, reducing the size of disaster victims can be anticipated.


Climate change Disaster preparedness indices Knowledge attitude practice Indonesia 



Appreciation is expressed to all the experts involved in the pilot study, either during the pilot study or during the administered survey. Without their commitment to completing the questionnaires, this study would not have possible. Specific acknowledgement go to Mr. Sentot as a Director of Statistical Analysis and Development; and Mr. Sukardi as a Director of Labor and Demography Statistics who have granted permit to authors to participate in this conference; Mr. Indra Murty Surbakti, Mr. Dendi Handiyatmo, and Mr. Ali Said including all colleagues at Indicator Statistics Division who support and share thought on this matters deeply. Finally, acknowledgement should go to World Bank who given a travel grant to authors in order to attending and presenting this research paper for better critical review of conference participants. The work presented in this paper is merely opinion and interpretation of author and do not represent the institution thought.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Researcher at BPS Statistics Indonesia and Lecturer at Statistics InstituteDirectorate Analysis and Statistics DevelopmentJakartaIndonesia

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