To support ASEAN and ASEAN Member States (AMS) in achieving the objective of the ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy (APMS 2006-2020), the European Union (EU) and the Government of Germany implement a strategic programme called the Sustainable Use of Peatlands and Haze Mitigation in ASEAN (SUPA) since 2017.
The overall objective of SUPA is “to promote the sustainable management of peatlands in the ASEAN region through collective actions and to enhance cooperation to support and sustain local livelihoods, reduce the risk of fire and associated haze and contribute to global environmental management.”
The specific objective of SUPA is “to improve sustainable peatland management to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change in ASEAN, to manage the risk of wildfires and reduce transboundary smoke haze.”
The expected results of SUPA are:
- APSMPE, APMS, and NAPPs gradually implemented at the local, national, and regional level through enhanced capacity and identification of ASEAN peatland areas characterized by their degradation rate and their potential for rehabilitation and conservation;
- Significantly reduced peatland fires and associated haze through fire prevention and peatland rehabilitation;
- Integrated management of targeted peatlands to maintain ecological functions and biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;
- Peatlands are sustainably managed to enhance livelihood and maintain economic value.
|SUPA Component 1
|EU & Germany||GIZ GmbH||Strengthen ASEAN and AMS to implement APMS and NAPPs through capacity-building and institutional framework along with selected tangible demonstration activities on the ground, including strengthening regional cooperation through the provision of technical and material support to regional institutions on sustainable peatland management (Peatland Governance)|
|SUPA Component 2
|EU||People for Peat -coalition of World Resource Institute Indonesia (WRI Indonesia), Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre (TRCRC), and IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative||Improve Non-State Actor (NSA) participation to strengthen community’s organisation and capacity on sustainable management of use of peatlands (NSA Participation). It involves a bottom-up approach, aiming at encouraging the participation of NSA, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academia, and local communities, on sustainable peatland management under the guidance of APMS and National Action Plans of Peatlands (NAPs).|
The total budget of SUPA is EUR 24,556,000 (co-financed by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU)) for the duration of 60 months.