Peatland restoration in SE Asia: Challenges and opportunities

2 May 2022, 18.30-20.00 PM (KST)
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Tropical peatlands are highly significant to global efforts to combat climate change, as well as wider sustainable development goals, hence the protection and restoration of peatlands is vital in the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy.

Despite the growing awareness of the importance of peatlands, there are still critical information and research gaps that need to be filled to understand peatland restoration projects. Information on things like the costs and benefits of peatland restoration for water quality, and on-the-ground experience on how restoration activities serve as a key approach for enhancing the wellbeing of communities and approaches for unlocking the financial resources required for restoration are all required.

ITPC is organizing a session at the World Forest Congress to share, discuss and present the latest research and experiences on peatlands restoration.

The session will highlight:

  • challenges and opportunities to distil key points for restoration strategies;
  • ways of addressing policy issues
  • access to financial resources
  • on the ground experiences on ways of restoration can enhance the wellbeing of communities.

Speaker and moderator:

  1. Haruni Krisnawati, ITPC Lead Coordinator, moderator
  2. HE Gandi Sulistyanto, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, opening remark
  3. Vong Sok, Head of Environment Division and Assistant Director, Sustainable Development Directorate ASEAN Secretariat (view presentation)
  4. Kim Hyoung Gyun, Project Manager, Korea-Indonesia Forest Cooperation Center (view presentation)
  5. Adam Gerrand, Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (view presentation)
  6. Brad Sanders, Head of Operations, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER), Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (view presentation)
  7. Robert Nasi, CIFOR-ICRAF (view presentation)

For more information:

Haruni Krisnawati
ITPC Lead Coordinator
Email: harunikrisnawati@gmail.com

Haruni Krisnawati
ITPC Lead Coordinator


Founding member states
Republic of Indonesia Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of Peru
Coordinating partners
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia CIFOR UN Environment FAO