Jakarta - A multimillion-dollar city built on swamps

Researchers believe that the estimated time for when the whole of Jakarta will be under water is 2050.
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Of: Linnea Ljungar

It is the pumping of groundwater, together with the amount of land covered by concrete, that is one of the biggest factors in the sinking of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Today, half of the inhabitants lack water in their homes, instead they get running water from groundwater pumps. To remedy the problem, the Indonesian government therefore proposes to move the capital to the Borneo Peninsula.

June 1, 2021, News

Power in agriculture - a prerequisite for saturating the globe

Of: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

At the same time as development aid means less and less to more and more countries, development aid still has a role to play in accelerating positive development. It can be about supporting projects such as "Powering Agriculture", which today presents 14 innovations for green energy in agriculture. Not all investments will pay off, but any gold nuggets can have enormous positive consequences for people in developing countries. That is the opinion of Sida's CEO Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

December 11, 2013, Debate