Project profile — Enabling Blue Carbon in Indonesia


Global Green Growth Institute
2023-03-27 - 2025-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Indonesia (100.00%)


• Environmental policy and administrative management:
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (50.00%)
Environmental research (41082) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support the Government of Indonesia in establishing healthier blue carbon ecosystems that can help Indonesia better adapt and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Blue carbon refers to carbon sequestered and stored in coastal and marine ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses. Projects activities include: (1) promoting the full integration of blue carbon ecosystems into national development and climate change strategies; (2) positioning blue carbon as the sixth component in Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contribution plan; and (3) incorporating blue carbon within the national monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system. Direct project beneficiaries include over 1,000 policymakers at national and subnational levels (40% women). Indirect beneficiaries include many coastal communities – particularly women, youth and other vulnerable populations. Also, these communities would benefit from having biodiversity and livelihood of better-managed blue carbon ecosystems.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced integration of a comprehensive, inclusive and coherent national and sub-national blue-carbon sector policy framework by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC); and (2) enhanced adoption and use of a viable monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system by relevant national ministries for Indonesia’s updated NDC incorporating blue carbon knowledge and data management.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $870,000
Planned disbursement $870,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
Date modified: