Biodiversity and Climate Change
As of: August 2018
Objective and activities
The aim of the project was to conserve selected forest ecosystems on Sumatra alongside with their biodiversity and the carbon stored in them. The project compiled baseline data in order to select high conservation value areas together with relevant stakeholders and developed concepts for their protection and sustainable use. For example, the project collected information on the biological diversity and took measurements of the avoided deforestation as well as forest degradation. Developing alternative income opportunities for people living within the protected areas was an important element. The project strenthened the capacities of local institutions and village communities to plan and implement collaborative protection and management strategies. In addition management capacities of relevant authorities were strengthened, including those for the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of local contributions to the national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
State of implementation/results