Medrilzam, John Herbohn, Paul Dargusch, Carl Smith
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
climate-policy, drivers-of-deforestation, redd, system-thinking, tropical-peatland
Theme IX. Tropical peatlands
This paper examines the drivers of change to peatland vegetation cover in Central Kalimantan Indonesia, one of the largest sources of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions globally. Systems analysis is used to understand the complexity of the factors involved in land use change, and results are explained using causal loop diagrams and a state and transition model of peatland vegetation cover change. The results indicate that interventions that address poverty and livelihood considerations are likely to be the most effective way of reducing human-induced greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands in Central Kalimantan Indonesia.