Indonesian government boosts finances to restore coastal 15,000 hectares of mangrove forest to boost carbon absorption by 2024.
2021 was a tough year for environmental projects as the pandemic resulted in many countries having to redirect funds to fighting Covid and many of the economic fallouts from lockdowns.
But after successfully restoring about a quarter of its coastal mangroves, Indonesia has now reallocated funds again to recover 150,000 hectares of degraded forest areas in 2022. That puts the country back on track to complete this ambitious project by 2024 and significantly boost its carbon absorption.
And it all comes down to making a significant investment that could pay off very well in the future through carbon credits.
Reuters has a report that highlights some details about the financing.
In total, the project will recover 600,000 hectares that will also replenish biodiversity and provide safe homes to thousands of species of animals.
The long-term benefits of this project could also extend into eco-tourism, allowing visitors to see for themselves what these types of projects can achieve.
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