Offsetting industrial CO2 emissions by planting trees in South Sumatera, Indonesia

Project leader Himlal Baral
Location Indonesia
Project status CLOSED
Project start 2018-09-26
Project end 2018-11-07

This project aims to identify suitable tree species and their combination in South Sumatra targeted to capture 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere by 2022. The assessment will be based on desk review, different lands use scenarios, i.e., peatland, degraded land, monoculture vs mixed plantation, for better selection of plantation area and type, to maximize the carbon benefit. Potential carbon benefit will be quantified using a model simulation and readily available data and proxies for estimating carbon sequestration from the proposed plantation. Through this study, CIFOR as a reputable international science-based organization, will provide Indorama with essential scientific information for the planned CO2 offsetting project in South Sumatera. The approaches used by CIFOR will be applicable in future project sites in Indonesia and elsewhere. This also has the potential to inform Indorama's plans and their interactions with the Indonesian government, supporting their priority to restore the degraded land.


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