Making space for everyone

Supporting sustainable coastal development in Jakarta Bay

Jakarta Bay is a heavily utilised area for shipping, industry, fisheries and recreation. The coastline of the Bay is approximately 72 kilometres long and covers 13 cities in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area, giving home to approximately 28 million inhabitants, many of which rely on the Bay for their livelihood. Rapid recent economic development has heavily impacted the Bay and led to a number of land-use conflicts as well as environmental deterioration. Numerous coastal developments proposed or currently underway in the Bay add to the problem.