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

As of: January 2022

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 travel and meeting restrictions, new ways had to be found to reach target groups and maximise the use of online platforms:
    • 25.05.2021: Virtual Signing Ceremony of Agreed Minutes for Technical Cooperation between KLHK and GIZ on Work Area 3: Generating Pilot Experiences in Aceh, Indonesia;…
    • 15-17.06 2021: Launching of SUPA Pilot Site in Aceh Indonesia & Workshop on Development Plan of SUPA Pilot Site in Aceh, Indonesia (SUPA Component 1);…
    • 3.08.2021 Technical Workshop on Using RS Technology for Detecting and Mapping Unknown Peatlands in the Mekong Region,… 12.08.2021: 4th EU-ASEAN Cooperation and Scholarship "Youth and Biodiversity",…
    • 13.08.2021: 4th EU-ASEAN Cooperation and Scholarship "The Role of Youth in Raising Awareness on Peatland Conservation";…
    • 09.09.2021: First Steering Committee (SC) meeting of Pilot Site in Aceh;…
  • The International Peatland Initiative will be represented at COP 26 in Glasgow with a Peatland Pavilion. SUPA/ ASEAN-REPEAT, together with the ASEAN Peatland Partners and the BMZ funded project ProPeat, will participate virtually in events and will represent peatland issues with a virtual stand in this pavilion.
  • For more up-to-date information on SUPA/ASEAN REPEAT, please visit the project's social media presence on Facebook and Instagram.

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Project data

Indonesia, Malaysia

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  01/2024

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