Peatland Restoration Agency and South Sumatra provincial administration signed an agreement to develop, plan, and restore in five districts of South Sumatra with a total 848,325 hectares between 2016 and 2020.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and Peatland Restoration Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding on research action and uses, in Jakarta, on Thursday(25/5).
Experts predicted dry and burned peatlands was responsible for at least five percent of total carbon emission released by human leading to climate change in addition to direct impacts on economic and health due to the smokes.
Following a new ministerial regulation on Business Working Plan revisions issued by Ministry of Environment and Forestry, activist slammed it as ‘luxury’ granted to corporate.
Indonesia’s peatlands restoration agency, or locally known as BRG, on Friday (20/1), encouraged social forestry and agrarian reform as schemes to restore one million hectare peatlands.
Government is preparing a grand design to prevent Indonesia’s annual forest, land, and plantation fires, which would involved 17 ministries, 66 districts/cities and 731 villages.
Peatland Restoration Agency or BRG has been developing business models to support its effort to protect peats in the country.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry encourages environmental agency in each province to immediately set up Regional Peatland Restoration Team as stipulated by Presidential Regulation No. 1/2016 on Peat Restoration Agency.