The South Sumatra Eco-Region Alliance is a conservation project designed to achieve sustainable, landscape-level protection for South Sumatra’s globally important peatland and coastal lowland habitats. The alliance consists of Indonesian central and provincial government, civil society, local communities and the private sector, and is formed by the Governor of South Sumatra. The alliance is designed to address deforestation, peatland degradation, wildfires, local livelihood and associated climate impacts within the context of green growth development.
The partnership is built on three key elements:
- Government Jurisdictional Policy and Institutional Framework
- Sustainable Landscape Model
- Monitoring and Reporting Progress
The alliance is overseen by the Zoological Society of London, part-financed by the British and Norwegian governments with additional seed funding from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and other key stakeholders include IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Deltares, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Forest Peoples Programme and Daemeter Consulting, alongside Asia Pulp and Paper.