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Strengthening regional experiences on sustainable peatland management (ASEAN-REPEAT)

As of: March 2021

Tropical peatlands are valuable ecosystems for animal and plant species, and are one of the most efficient types of natural land-based carbon sinks. However, peatland loss is increasing as a result of non-sustainable management and drainage. This project is financing successful approaches to sustainable peatland management and scaling these up regionally. The project is evaluating approaches in pilot areas in Indonesia and Malaysia in terms of their effectiveness and financial viability, and building on these results to develop specific financing schemes, business models and fiscal policy recommendations. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is being utilised to scale up the insights gained to the regional level and international negotiations. EU co-financing totalling EUR 14.6 million is being used to support regional programme management by ASEAN and implementation in ASEAN member countries.

State of implementation/results

  • Due to restrictions on travel and meetings new ways of reaching target groups and maximising the use of online platforms had to be found.
  • In April 2020 SUPA/REPEAT organised a workshop to develop project concepts for Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. In order to inform the participants about the programme, an animated video about SUPA/REPEAT was developed and will now be played at every event organised by SUPA/REPEAT.… .
  • On 13 and 14 August 2020 SUPA/REPEAT participated as exhibitor in the virtual ASEAN-EU Cooperation and Scholarships Day 2020. A virtual booth and a webinar informed about the project.
  • In August 2020 SUPA/REPEAT launched its Facebook and Instagram presence. In addition, SUPA/REPEAT is currently developing a website in cooperation with other ASEAN partners, which will serve as an ASEAN knowledge management platform and facilitate networking and knowledge exchange between policy makers and other relevant practitioners in South East Asia.
  • For more information about SUPA/REPEAT please visit thisSocial Media accounts: Facebook:… Instagram:…

Project data

Indonesia, Malaysia

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Implementing partner(s):
  • ASEAN Secretariat
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) - Indonesia
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) - Malaysia

BMU grant:
4.000.000,00 €

06/2018  till  01/2023

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