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Executing Partners :   

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and ASEAN countries.

 
Target Groups :                                                                      

Government policy makers and land use planners of ASEAN Member States at national, sub-national and local levels responsible forpeatland and other forest management; managers of peatland resources and forests; peatland forest-dependent local people; and communities living in and adjacent to fire-prone/degraded peatland areas.

 
Funder  :     

European Union

 
Period of Execution :    4 years (December 2010 - December 2014)  
Project Website www.aseanpeat.net  

Southeast Asia (SEA) Peat project is mainly focuses on reduce deforestation and degradation of peatland forests in SEA by strengthening governance and developing incentives to promote their integrated management, sustain local livelihoods, reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity. There are other objectives of the project as well:

  1. To improve the capacity of selected ASEAN countries for effective governance and protection of peatland forests through the development and implementation of National Action Plans for Peatlands (NAPs) and the development of incentives through pilot activities at local level.
  2. To strengthen regional cooperation for implementation of the ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy (2006-2020) to reduce peatland forest degradation, support the development of regional and international policies on sustainable peatland forest management and minimize peatland forest degradation and GHG emissions.

 Main Implementation Activities

  • Capacity building for peat forest assessments and support implementation of NAP
  • Testing/demonstration of incentives mechanisms that have reduced peatland forest degradation
  • Establish a system to predict peat fire and monitor degradation in fire prone peatland forests and pilot activities to reduce these fires.
  • Plan guidance for climate change funding mechanism for reduction of peatland deforestation and degradation
  • Collate, develop and disseminate guidelines for integrated planning for sustainable peatland management including buffer zone and catchment protection, community livelihood options and for responsible management of existing oil palm and forest plantation on peatlands.