Emission Reduction and Absorption Initiative
Have you ever wondered about what has been happening to our environment lately: natural disasters such as floods and forest fires that are increasing, drought that occurs in many areas in Indonesia, shortages of food crops, or the number of diseases that spread everywhere? Why do things like these happen more and more frequently?
According to the IPCC report (2018), climate change is one of the causes! Therefore, it is important for us to reduce the impacts of climate change. Then, how do we participate?
The Emission Reduction and Absorption Initiative supports individuals, groups, and / or institutions to calculate the emissions they produce, as well as collaborating with partners to participate in activities that absorb these emissions. This initiative aims to reduce the impact of the climate crisis by changing the behavior and lifestyle of individuals and groups using a science and technology-based approach.
How It Works
This initiative has developed methods and calculators to measure the carbon emissions for individuals, groups and institutions. This method and calculator are developed as mobile application and website nol-emisi.id.
Using this mobile app and website, everyone can calculate and reduce their emissions just by clicking simple buttons for a bigger goal, which is to reduce our emissions now for our future, our children's and grandchildren's future! It's not difficult, right?
In addition to being reduced, the emissions that we produce can also be absorbed. Emission absorption is a method for absorbing emissions equivalent to the emission produced. This absorption can be done by planting trees in various areas, such as restoration and reforestation areas.
CarbonEthics is one of the official partners of the Emissions Reduction and Absorption Initiative, which has been carrying out forest restoration and conservation since May of 2019, covering an area of 48 m2 + 72 m2 + 2400 m2 inside of the Thousand Islands Marine National Park in the Thousand Islands and 7 Ha in the Riau Islands, in Indonesia.
We focus on these areas because they are home to the blue carbon ecosystems. This means coastal and marine ecosystems, such as seagrass and mangrove trees, that can absorb up to ten times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than terrestrial trees.
Planting seagrass and mangrove trees not only helps to reduce the effects of climate change, but also supports the economy of coastal communities and local farmers who are directly involved in this conservation program.
Since May of 2019, CarbonEthics has worked with 50 farming partners who live in Haparan Island, Pramuka Island, Bintan Island and Rembang Regency, and are planting, cultivating and monitoring growth of plantations. We have achieved to plant together 13.156 mangrove trees, 2.300 seagrass seedlings, 4.050 seaweed seedlings and 436 coral fragments, with almost 1.700.000kg CO2e to be offsetted from the atmosphere!
Through the Emission Reduction and Absorption Initiative, CarbonEthics will keep carrying out forest restoration and conservation in the areas of Thousand Islands Marine National Park and in Riau Islands by planting mangrove trees and improving the livelihood of these coastal communities. CarbonEthics will perform maintenance and tree insertion and provide monitoring reports every 6 months for 2 years to the communities involved in this initiative.
To be involved in the Emission Reduction and Absorption Initiative, the public can:
Calculate the amount of emissions released
Find the number of trees that need to be planted
Donate the amount needed to plant the trees