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Mitigation, Adaptation through Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia's Peat and Mangrove Ecosystems

As of: July 2020

Objective and activities

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.

State of implementation/results

  • Project in the starting phase

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Conservation International (CI)

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Indonesia, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries - Indonesia, National Planning Agency - Indonesia
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR),Wetlands International - Indonesia

BMU grant:
3.967.440,00 €

04/2019  till  05/2023

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