To encourage the realization of RBP-REDD+, Tropenbos Indonesia and Wetlands International Indonesia conducted a case study on the Pematang Gadung peat swamp forest (PGPSF) in Ketapang district, West Kalimantan, which provides valuable insights on opportunities for - and development of - a RBP scheme. This study highlights methods to determine carbon stock in above ground biomass as well as in the peat soils in the PGPSF which is estimated at 40 million tC.
The study estimates that a properly implemented REDD+ project can lead to avoided carbon emissions totaling nearly 14 million tCO2-e between 2019-2041 compared to a Business as Usual (BaU) scenario. This infobrief is a summary of the Tropenbos and Wetlands International Indonesia report (2019). It provides a brief overview on the relevant policy framework, the methodology used for carbon stock assessment, a SWOT analysis that highlights relevant issues for achieving successful implementation of a RBP-REDD+ scheme in the PGPSF and provides a way forward for relevant stakeholders.