In this session of Democracy Classroom, we explored environmental migration in Kalimantan with New Naratif’s very own researcher, Lengga Pradipta.
After experiencing 150 years of environmental degradation caused by migration, the indigenous people of Kalimantan are now the ones being forced to migrate. 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. Finally, we discussed this among 18 participants to hear everyone’s thoughts.
The human story and Kalimantan’s environmental migration
Log in or
Join New Naratif as a member to continue reading
We are independent, ad-free and pro-democracy. Our operations are member-funded. Membership starts from just US$5/month! Alternatively, write to email@example.com to request a free sponsored membership. As a member, you are supporting fair payment of freelancers, and a movement for democracy and transnational community building in Southeast Asia.