In this session of /ba·ca/ with New Naratif, we explored environmental migration in Kalimantan with New Naratif’s very own researcher, Lengga Pradipta, and researcher and activist, Pangeran Nasution.
Mass migration and environmental factors are deeply intertwined, but where migration once drove environmental changes in Indonesia, the reverse is happening today. Using Lengga’s research article, Kalimantan’s Warning: The Intertwined Dynamics of Environmental Degradation and Internal Migration, we discussed how this phenomenon is linked to historical factors stretching back to colonial extractive practices and how it is echoed as the new capital of Indonesia takes shape in the province of Kalimantan.
Kalimantan at the cross-road: Deforestation and Migration
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