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Protecting lowland peat forest in Indonesia

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Climate solution #13

Peatland restoration

Peatlands, also known as bogs or mires, are neither solid ground nor water but something in between. Peat is a thick, mucky substance made up of dead and decomposing plant matter. It develops over hundreds, even thousands of years, as wetland vegetation slowly decays beneath a living layer of flora and in the near absence of oxygen.

 

Although these unique ecosystems cover just 3 percent of the earth’s land area, they are second only to oceans in the amount of carbon they store—twice that held by the world’s forests, at an estimated 500 to 600 gigatons. Protecting them through land preservation and fire prevention is a prime opportunity to manage global greenhouse gases.

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Rimba Raya Peatland Conservation

As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Rimba Raya Peatland Conservation project:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #1

    End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Sustainable Development Goal #2

    Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #3

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #4

    Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #5

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #6

    Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #7

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #8

    Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #9

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #10

    Reduce inequality within and among countries.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #11

    Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #12

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #14

    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #15

    Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #16

    Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #17

    Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Borneo, Indonesia

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