Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Indonesia will replant 600 thousand hectares of mangrove areas in the next three years, said the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs on Wednesday.
“Our damaged mangrove areas cover nearly one million hectares. In the next three years we expect to replant 600 thousand hectares through this program,” Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said at the virtual launch of the Labor Intensive National Economic Recovery Program through the Coral Reef Restoration.
He said replanting mangrove areas would have a broad impact on the trade of carbon emissions or known as carbon credit among countries.
Indonesia has 75-80 percent of the world’s carbon credits from forests, mangroves, peat, seaweed and coral reefs.
Currently, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry is preparing a format so that Indonesia can sell its carbon emissions.
Reporting by Indonesia Window