South East Asia

South East Asia is home to some of the most biodiverse forests in the world, but suffers from one of the highest deforestation rates in the world.

Partnerships for Forests supports partners in the region who aim to create value from standing forests through sustainable means. Potential areas of focus in the region include:

  • Reduced impact logging, non-timber forest products or payments for ecosystem services
  • Rehabilitation and regeneration of forests and peatland, for long-term sustainable use of these lands
  • Deforestation free commodity chains, for example in palm oil and pulp and paper

The programme will support partnerships between private investors, local communities and the public sector that are focused both on sustainable forests and agricultural activities, as well as long-term profitability.

News & Events

Launch of the Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism – first partner Cargill commits to 25 years of conservation finance through innovative new financial mechanism

Bali, Indonesia On October 10, Lestari Capital launched the Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism (SCCM) – an innovative new financial mechanism to meet the demand for forest protection and restoration – with global agribusiness company Cargill as a first client. Cargill has committed 25 years of funding through the mechanism to support Nanga Lauk community forestry