Managing Peatlands to Cope with Climate Change: Indonesia’s Experience

Indonesia has over 15 million ha of peatlands, which is over 12% of its forest land spreading across islands of Sumatra, Kalimantan,
Sulawesi and Papua. This is the largest tropical peat land in the world, followed by Democratic Republic of Congo, with the peatland
area reaches 9 million ha, and the Republic of Congo with the area reaches about 5.5 million ha (Miles et al., 2017).

Authors: Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia;

Topic: peatlands, climate change

Publisher: Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia

PublicationYear: 2018

PARTNERS

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

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