Katingan Mentaya Project (Indonesia)
tons of emission reductions over the project’s lifetime to date
community members with improved well-being
IUCN Critically Endangered or Endangered species protected
- Carbon Rating: AA
- Co-benefit: 4/5
The Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project, situated in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, safeguards and restores 149,800 hectares of peatland. Over 60 years, from 1 November 2010 to 31 October 2070, it is expected to prevent a staggering 447,000,000 tCO2e emissions.
Crucial for its role as a vital carbon sink, this project thwarts potential conversion to industrial plantations, preserving carbon-rich peat swamps. Located in a Key Biodiversity Area, it shelters 5 IUCN Critically Endangered, 12 Endangered, and 14 endemic species, including substantial populations of Orangutans and Proboscis Monkeys.
Partnering with 34 local villages, the Katingan Mentaya Project fosters sustainable community development and climate change adaptation. Activities include improving clean water access, supporting forest conservation-based resource utilization, and implementing socio-economic initiatives like microfinancing and sustainable farming.
Managed by PT Rimba Makmur Utama (PT RMU), an organization renowned for combating deforestation and promoting sustainable development in Borneo, this project prioritizes inclusive partnerships and High Conservation Value species protection.
Registered as The Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project, this initiative plays a vital role in environmental preservation.
PT. Rimba Makmur Utama (PT. RMU)
Avg. Annual Emission Reduction