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Reports of New Mechanisms Feasibility Studies: FY2010

Title of Feasibility Study (FS)Feasibility Study on Sustainable Peatland Management in Indonesia under NAMAs
FYFY 2010
Main Implementing EntityShimizu Corporation
FS Partner(s)[Indonesian side]: Ministry of Public Works, Jambi University
[Japanese side]: Telecommunication Technology Committee
Location of Project ActivityIndonesia (Jambi, Sumatra province)
Category of Project ActivityPeatland mitigation in coastal lowlands
Summary of FS ReportPDF (890KB)
Description of Project(s)/Activity(ies)Project Site: Irrigation area in Tanjun Jabun Timur, Jambi, Sumatra province, Area of approximately 10,000 ha.
Project Activity:
    • New gates installation and their improved management including existing gates to increase the groundwater table (GWT) in the peatland, resulting that CO2 emission due to aerobic decomposition of peat can be suppressed.
    • With GWT rise, crop yield can be increased contributing to the sustainable development of local communities.
Reference ScenarioBurn agriculture has been observed and is expected to be the normal activity if there is no project activity. Therefore, BAU would be the most reasonable reference scenario for this project.
Monitoring PlanGWT will be monitored continuously in every subarea where GWT can be assumed nearly equal. Initial carbon content of peatland shall be evaluated in each subarea to quantify maximum potential emission amount.
Estimation of GHG Emission Reductions455,000 tCO2/ha/year
MRV Method
(*MRV = Measurement, Reporting, and Verification)
Existing rules for emission reduction certifying such as CDM, J-VER, VCS can be referred to establish MRV for NAMAs. Typical procedure can be as follows;
    1.Methodology development (in case there is no existing methodology),
    2. PDD development,
    3. Validation,
    4. Measurement,
    5. Reporting of emission reductions,
    6. Verification by authorities.
Environmental Impact AnalysisGWT can be recovered to the previous level through the project, which was the original condition of the peatland, and therefore no environmental impact is expected.
"Co-benefits"
(i.e. Improvement of Local Environmental Problems)
By applying the project activity in an area where peatland burning occurs, the fire can be suppressed.
Contribution to Sustainable Development in Host CountryBy controlling GWT appropriately, crop yield can be increased, which contributes to the sustainable development in host country.

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