Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2241
Title: Sustainable development of carbon sinks? Lessons from three types of peatland partnerships in Indonesia
Authors: Miller, Michelle Ann 
Tonoto, Prayoto
Taylor, David 
Keywords: Social Sciences
Science & Technology
Development Studies
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology
Regional & Urban Planning
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Public Administration
carbon governance
climate change
green growth
low-carbon development
politics of scale
stakeholder engagement
transboundary partnerships
tropical peatlands
TROPICAL PEATLANDS
DEFORESTATION
BIODIVERSITY
PLANTATION
EMISSIONS
FIRES
RISK
PALM
Issue Date: 6-Sep-2021
Publisher: WILEY
Citation: Miller, Michelle Ann, Tonoto, Prayoto, Taylor, David (2021-09-06). Sustainable development of carbon sinks? Lessons from three types of peatland partnerships in Indonesia. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 30 (1) : 241-255. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2241
Abstract: Peatland conversion for agriculture is the leading cause of Indonesia's terrestrial carbon emissions that contribute substantially to global warming. Indonesia's peatlands contain 55–57 billion tonnes of carbon, the equivalent of almost 2 years of global carbon emissions at existing rates. This paper examines initiatives to retain soil-based carbon in Indonesia's province of Riau, where over half the surface area is composed of agriculturally productive peatlands. We qualitatively evaluate three types of partnership programmes (bilateral, co-governed and internationally funded local initiatives) in Riau aimed at the sustainable development of peatlands. The article finds that carbon loss is likely to persist in all case studies. Public, private and civil society actors in each partnership have exploited funding and political opportunities to advance agendas not directly related to the environment. The administrative category of the peatland hydrological unit as an ecologically meaningful scale of peatland governance is also under-utilised by the partnerships studied.
Source Title: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/229905
ISSN: 09680802
10991719
DOI: 10.1002/sd.2241
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