Katingan REDD+ Forest Protection

$0.02 per kg

The Katingan Restoration and Conservation Project protects and restores 149,800 hectares of peatland ecosystems, offering local communities sustainable sources of income while tackling global climate change. The project lies within the districts of Katingan and Kotawaringin Timur in the province of Central Kalimantan and covers one of the largest remaining intact peat swamp forests in Indonesia.The scale and magnitude of this project is vast: Protecting 149,800 hectares of these rare peatlands enables carbon sequestration at scale, while more importantly allowing the ecosystems of the region’s native flora and fauna to thrive. Protecting and restoring forests, especially those neighboring the equator, are some of the most effective and impactful ways to expand natural carbon sinks while simultaneously bolstering biodiversity, creating new habitats for native wildlife, and ensuring a working small water cycle.This project is both additional (it would not have happened without the carbon credit revenues that make the project financially attractive for investors) and permanent (carbon already captured, as well as carbon captured in the future, will remain sequestered thanks to the protection of this ecosystem).