Mitigation, Adaptation through Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia's Peat and Mangrove Ecosystems
As of: November 2020
The project will increase the climate change resilience of highly vulnerable communities and biodiversity; and substantially mitigate GHG emissions in Indonesia by accelerating large-scale conservation and effective management of peat and mangrove ecosystems (PME). In priority regions, West Papua and North Sumatra, sustainable economic solutions (such as crab fisheries, non-timber forest products, paludiculture) will conserve PME that are critical for adaptation while building alternative livelihoods. Climate change mitigation is a core objective of the project with emission reductions resulting from avoided deforestation of mangroves (20,000 ha) and peat forests (60,000 ha). This assumes reductions of 30% from a 20-year baseline deforestation scenario, resulting in avoided emissions of around 30 million tons CO2eq over a 4-year period. Developing community livelihoods that safeguard critical PME habitats will support effective impact and benefit 10,000 local people.