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Publication

Peatland Distribution in Sumatra and Kalimantan explanation of its data sets including source of information, accuracy, data constraints and gap

This report describes the steps taken to produce Atlases of the distribution and stores of below-ground Carbon in the peatlands of Sumatra and Kalimantan. This report […]

Publication

Building with Nature Indonesia – meet the partners

In Northern Java millions of people are suffering from the consequences of coastal erosion. In the Demak district ‘Building with Nature’ solutions are being used […]

Publication

Mangrove restoration: to plant or not to plant?

Mangrove planting has become hugely popular. The majority of planting efforts are however failing. A more effective approach is to create the right conditions for […]

Video

Peatland Alert: peatland loss fuels climate change

Short movie in which NGO Wetlands International alerts that the destruction of the world’s peatlands leads to huge CO2 emissions and that it is therefore […]

Video

Peat Destruction, Soil Subsidence and Flooding in South East Asia

Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes. […]

A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched […]

Blog

Meet Abdul, a local champion of Building with Nature Indonesia

The time flies for Abdul Ghofur and 25 other participants of the Coastal Field School Training of Trainers (ToT). In May they completed their season-long […]

Joint letter calling on financial regulators and major banks to prevent repeat Southeast Asia haze crisis in 2016

As the fire season resumes in Southeast Asia, financial regulators are asked to introduce emergency sanctions to stop banks providing financial services to forest-sector clients […]

Indonesia’s largest pulp-for-paper producer risks defaulting on sustainability commitments due to bad peatland management

Netherlands – In 2013 Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) committed to use plantation fiber instead of clearing natural forests. However, in the same year APP […]

Case study

Building with Nature Indonesia

Reaching scale for coastal resilience The initiative “Building with Nature Indonesia” aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of […]

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