Southeast Asia (SEA) contains large areas of coastal and terrestrial ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass meadows and tropical forests. These ecosystems act as carbon sinks that can store carbon and hence they play an important role in carbon removal. These ecosystems are however facing increasing habitat loss.

Nature-based solutions are a strategy to address this, through the protection, restoration, sustainable management and rejuvenation of these ecosystems.

Temasek Foundation’s Climate Action work is focused on piloting sustainable models and supporting innovative solutions to conserve and restore natural ecosystems in Southeast Asia. Additionally, we are on the lookout for solutions that can enhance the measurement, certification and creation of verified carbon credits for the growing carbon credit market. We welcome collaborations with local, regional and global partners on these efforts.

Some of the projects we have supported thus far include:

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1

Mangrove Conservation and Restoration through Climate Smart Aquaculture

Partners: Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara, Sinar Mas Group and UBS Optimus Foundation

This is a nature-based project based in Ogan Komering Illir Regency, South Sumatra. The aim is to pilot a new conservation model that will enhance mangrove conservation, restoration and enhance community livelihoods through climate smart aquaculture.

2

Mangrove Restoration through Sustainable Business Models

Partner: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

This is a nature-based project based in Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra. The aim of this project is to enhance mangrove restoration through the development of a sustainable community-based business model which will also enhance community livelihoods. Various levels of stakeholders will also be engaged through participatory action to pilot and develop joint action plans to enhance climate change mitigation.

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