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Figure 14. How funding is received through the UK Peatland Code (IUCN – UK Peatland Programme, 2017).
partners in their transition towards economic growth that simultaneously achieves poverty reduction, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. The Institute and the Ministries of Development Planning, Environment and Forestry and Indonesia’s Peatlands Restoration Agency are working together to develop an integrated business model in collaboration with implementing agencies for peatlands restoration. Under this model, government investment is committed to protecting and restoring the core zones of peatlands (in financial and political terms). This in turn will build investor confidence and channel private capital towards sustainable economic activities in the outer zones of the peatland area. These activities include restoration work combined with commodity and/or service-based projects with farming communities. Examples include agroforestry or non-timber
and ensures the management and maintenance of restoration projects over a minimum 30-year contract. Any private funds received can help complement government-funded restoration to achieve a bigger impact. It builds on the experience of peatland restoration in Germany through the MoorFutures standard. Launched in 2011, the standard supports peatland restoration in northeast Germany. It was developed based on the Wetland Restoration and Conservation (WRC) guidance of the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard). The carbon standard itself has several peatland methodologies in place for tropical regions as well as for temperate zones. (Joosten et al., 2016). Indonesia is also taking a different approach, with support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an inter- governmental organization that supports government
Peatland zonation and examples of economic activities Peatland zonation and examples of economic activities
Core area for peatland protection and restoration Core area for peatland protection and restoration Protection measures
Protection measures Reforestation activities Constraints on other uses Reforestation activities Constraints on other uses
Sustainable productionzone on non-peat soils Sustainable productionzone on non-peat soils
Buffer zone for compatible uses on shallow peat Buffer zone for compatible uses on shallow peat
Source: GGGI, 2017, Sustainable Landscapes Thematic Strategy. Source: GGGI, 2017, Sustainable Landscapes Thematic Strategy. Gelam Non-Timber Forest Products Gelam Non-Timber Forest Products Ecotourism Ecotourism
Segon wood Segon wood
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Figure 15. Innovation can be achieved when public and private capital are used to create a common vision for peatland management through a landscape approach.
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