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RESTORE+: Addressing Landscape Restoration on Degraded Land in Indonesia and Brazil

As of: March 2019

Objective and activities

This project enhances land use planning capacity in relation to degraded and marginal lands in Indonesia and Brazil. The main focus of the project is in Indonesia where participatory crowdsourced mapping campaigns will be combined with land-use and supply chain modelling. The aim is to identify specific areas with scenarios for restoration and sustainable utilization and their implications on production, biodiversity, GHG emissions and social impacts (e.g. land tenure rights). In Brazil, we will enhance established land monitoring and modelling capabilities and support Brazil’s contribution to meeting the “Bonn Challenge”. We will identify degraded areas, assess restoration options and explore trade-offs associated with implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code. The project will develop online analytical and visualization tools for participatory land use governance and enable South-South cooperation between Indonesia and Brazil in land use monitoring, modelling and policy-making.

Predecessor project(s)
REDD+ Policy Assessment Center (REDD-PAC)

State of implementation/results

  • Sub national workshops were conducted in April and May 2018 both in South Sumatera and East Kalimantan. Other than digging deeper to the issues addressed in the national consultation meeting, the meetings introduced plans for crowdsourcing activities in both regions and gathered feedback and requested support from local institutions for the crowdsourcing activities of RESTORE+.
  • RESTORE+ will be launching its crowdsourcing campaign in February 2019. The crowdsourcing campaign will be the first citizen science campaign of the project that uses a mobile application to allow contribution of the crowd to scientific assessment supporting policy making efforts.
  • In March 2018, RESTORE+ contributed to a workshop held by the Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). RESTORE+ presented impacts of implementing the Forest Code in Brazil regarding production versus protection, on the impacts of extending the soy moratorium to the Cerrado biome in terms of avoided native vegetation conversion, and on the importance of improving land use classification tools, respectively.

Project data

Brazil, Indonesia

Implementing organisation:
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Partner institution(s):
  • Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) - Indonesia, Ministry of Environment - Brazil, Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Indonesia, State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
  • International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF),SELPER Brazil,World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

BMU grant:
€ 7,000,000

03/2017 till 02/2022


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