RESTORE+: Addressing Landscape Restoration on Degraded Land in Indonesia and Brazil

RESTORE+ aims to explore restoration and utilization options of tropical degraded and/or marginal land in order to ease pressure on deforestation as well as mitigating climate change. The project aspires to generate innovative methodology that combines multi-objective modelling (utilizing more than five in-house and newly developed models) with advanced big data and crowd-empowered remote sensing analyses.

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Brazil and Indonesia face tremendous pressure to prioritize sustainable land use. In attempt to address this pressure, Indonesia is prioritizing agricultural expansion on degraded/marginal land. Such goal is ambitious as it has to tackle multiple objectives including food/energy security, sustainable exploration and minimizing land use conflicts. Meanwhile, Brazil has set deforestation reduction targets to 2020 and the new Forest Code includes forest restoration targets. Moreover, multinational companies with activities reaching over both countries have pledged zero deforestation supply chains. These targets are challenged with current situation in both countries. Indonesia lacks the necessary tools and high quality data to identify degraded and marginal lands based on agreed definitions. In Brazil, detailed assessment of the forest restoration needs on previously illegally deforested area in the Amazon has not yet been possible due to the lack of registration of rural properties.


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