The rate of deforestation in Indonesia is accelerating faster than anywhere else on Earth — much of it to make room to grow commodities like rubber, palm sugar, palm oil, coffee and cocoa. Deforestation is further exacerbated by the limited options for sustainable livelihoods in local communities, where people turn to the forest in times of need or where alternative income-generating opportunities do not exist.
The Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP) aims to promote Healthy Sustainable Societies that is underpinned by the conservation of reservoirs of natural capital, effective governance and sustainable production systems. SLP is a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Walton Family Foundation (WFF) and Conservation International (CI). SLP is a unique, innovative partnership that addresses increasing food, water and energy security risks to economic development and human welfare, as well as related challenges of climate change and ecosystem fragmentation at a landscapes level.
SLP aims to invest in low-carbon development activities and business models that seek to reduce or eliminate deforestation while promoting economic growth, demonstrating that development does not have to occur at the expense of environment.
|Location||Indonesia, East Asia and Pacific|
|Value||USD 20 Million|