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Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023


Advancing peatland restoration: Unlocking private investment for a sustainable future

Peatlands play a critical role in carbon sequestration, biodiversity preservation, and mitigating climate change impacts. However, their conservation and restoration often demand innovative approaches and collaborative efforts. Private sector involvement in financing peatland conservation and restoration is essential to enable large-scale climate action both for mitigation and adaptation gains.

Exploring innovative financing models is crucial, benefiting both the environment and the livelihoods of communities residing in and around peatland areas. It is imperative, however, that financing serves the interests and well-being of these communities while ensuring the health of the peatland ecosystem upon which they depend. While financing is essential, it must be coupled with active engagement and sustainable practices to truly make a difference in addressing the climate and nature crises.


This session promises to be informative and interactive with a lively discussion on innovative financing for peatland protection, conservation, and restoration. There will be a strong emphasis on the importance of engaging local communities to identify innovation, what works best on the ground and to maximize benefit sharing and co-leadership for conservation and restoration projects and plans.

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Keynote speaker:

Alue Dohong
Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
“Understanding the Current State of Peatland Ecosystems: Key Insights”


  • Dianna Kopansky
    Global Peatland Initiative, UNEP
    “Overcoming Hurdles: Challenges in Peatland Restoration Efforts”
  • Vong Sok
    Head of Environment Division and Assistant Director, Sustainable Development Directorate, ASEAN Secretariat
    “Exploring Investment Opportunities in Peatland Conservation and Restoration”
  • Swetha Peteru
    Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF
    “The Science Behind the Significance: Peatland Restoration and Private Investment”
  • Shruthi Kumar
    Associate Director, Programmes, Temasek Foundation
    “Private Investment Success: A Case Study in Peatland Restoration”


SPM Budisusanti
Coordinator, International Tropical Peatlands Center