Peatlands in Indonesia’s National REDD+ Strategy

Very large greenhouse gas benefits can accrue by prioritising investments in the active conservation and rehabilitation of peatlands. The draft National REDD+ Strategy of Indonesia demonstrates that Indonesia has major ambitions to tackle its significant emissions from peatlands and conserve these unique ecosystems. This ambition is greatly welcomed and urgently needed. Some critical issues in the report, however, need to be addressed if Indonesia is to achieve its targets effectively and in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
  • Authors: Wibisono, I.T.C., Silber, T., Lubis, I.R., Rais, D.S., Suryadiputra, I.N.N., Silvius, M., Tol, S., Joosten, H.
  • Author Affiliation: Wetlands International, Greifswald University, South Pole Carbon Asset Management
  • Subjects: climate change, mitigation, national planning, peatlands, greenhouse gases, emissions
  • Publication type: Report
  • Year: 2011
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