PDS #62 : Why We Refuse to Act on Climate Change?



Public Discussion Series
Why We Refuse to Act on
Climate Change?

Annisa Hazrina Hasbi, S.Psi., M.Sc.

| Thursday, 05 April 2018 | 16.30 - 18.00 WIB | 
| Prof. Anthony Reid Seminar Room, ICAIOS |
About The Speaker:
Graduated from Psychology, Universitas Sumatera Utara, in 2010, she worked in an oil and gas company where she found her most interest within the realm of sustainability within the community. She was one of ICAIOS volunteer before she pursued her postgraduate study in the University of Leeds, where she majors the Sustainability and Business programme. Her upmost interest is within the nexus of behavioural change towards more sustainable lifestyle and also policy making to support environmental awareness and community empowerment. Therefore, Annisa is actively engaged with many community development projects such as crowdfunding for deforestation in Riau and Kalimantan, educational fund for some schools in different places in Indonesia and also connecting the scholar and make the knowledge sharing easier through Diaspora Muda Aceh.


About PDS:
While the word of “sustainability” or “sustainable development” and also “climate change” are almost overused, those words remain “just words” at some degree. Contradicting the research outcome where attitude towards sustainability is well-grounded in the community, we are still living the unsustainable behaviour such as overconsumption on clothes and water, littering, wasting the food and its ingredients, illegal logging and etc. In the same time, our community continue to suffer from various climatic hazards such as flooding, heatwave, landslide and not to mention its expanded effect on our health and mental health issues. What causes the abandonment? What cancels the attitude of sustainability to pro-environmental behaviours? Why we choose to ignore the climate change?