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Project Context

The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project aims to reduce Indonesia’s emissions by preserving 91,215 hectares of tropical peat swamp forest. This area, rich in biodiversity including the endangered Bornean orangutan, was slated by the Provincial government to be converted into four palm oil estates. Located on the southern coast of Borneo in the province of Central Kalimantan, the project is also designed to protect the integrity of the adjacent world-renowned Tanjung Puting National Park, by creating a physical buffer zone on the full extent of the ~90km eastern border of the park. The project is estimated to reduce on average 3,527,171 t CO2e per year. Find out more here.

Benefits & Impact

  • Agriculture: Increase agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.
  • Support: Capacity-building support to developing countries in water and sanitiation related activities and programmes
  • Implementation: Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forest, halt deforestation, restore degraded forest and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally 
  • Sequestration: Protect carbon stores and increase carbon sequestration to decrease global GHG emissions
  • Education: Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
  • Employment: Achieve full and productive employment, and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • Energy mix: Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global mix
  • Sanitation: Capacity building support to developing countries in water and sanitation related activities and programmes 
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Benefits contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth - all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. If you wish to view the impact of each SDG in more detail please click here.