Support to Peat Restoration Agency/ Dukungan terhadap Badan Restorasi Gambut
Supporting the Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) to achieve its restoration targets
WRI Indonesia supports the Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) to achieve its restoration targets to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
According to the Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia emitted approximately 800 million-1,1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2eq) emissions due to huge forests and land fires in 2015. These fires are largely caused by extensive peat soil drainage and excessive peat conversion to other land uses, mainly to palm oil plantations.
As a preventive measure of fires and haze, President Joko Widodo established the Peat Restoration Agency (Badan Restorasi Gambut/BRG), an agency that is mandated to restore 2 million hectares of peat by 2020.
WRI Indonesia supports the Peat Restoration Agency (Badan Restorasi Gambut) to achieve its restoration target by assisting the LiDAR mapping in South Sumatra and Riau; the development of annual restoration plan for South Sumatra; and the development of peatland restoration information and monitoring system.