Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Damming-Activity-in-Central-Kalimantan-27MZIFJ6HJMSH.htmlDownloadConceptually similarDamming Activity in Central KalimantanGP0STPGS9Completed★★★★★★Damming Activity in KalimantanGP0STPHNQCompleted★★★★Damming Activity in Central KalimantanGP0STPG01Completed★★★★★★Damming Activity in Central KalimantanGP0STPFZZCompleted★★★★★★★Damming Activity in Central KalimantanGP0STPG67Completed★★★★Damming Activity in Central KalimantanGP0STPG68Completed★★★★★★Damming Activity in Central KalimantanGP0STPG69Completed★★★★Damming Activity in KalimantanGP0STPHNVCompleted★★★★Damming Activity in KalimantanGP0STPI2VCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0STPGSADamming Activity in Central KalimantanThe local community along with Greenpeace and local organisations Save our Borneo and the Centre for International Cooperation in Sustainable Management of Tropical Peatland (CIMTROP) at the University of Palangka Raya begin the construction on a community dam to block a canal draining peatlands for plantations in Paduran Village, Sebangau Sub-district, Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia. The province was the epicentre of Indonesia’s 2015 forest fires disaster.Indonesia's peatlands cover just over 21 million hectares an area smaller than the UK. Yet this small area stores 57GtC, equivalent to more than 6 years of global emissions from fossil fuels. Peatland drainage causes emissions, leads to fires, and compromises communities.Locations:Asia-Central Kalimantan-Indonesia-Kalimantan-Southeast AsiaDate:26 Nov, 2015Credit:© Ardiles Rante / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3500px X 2333pxKeywords:Activists-Banners-Canals-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Peatland-Public engagement-Reflections-Water-WomenShoot:Damming Activity in Central KalimantanThe direct action to restore peatlands is being carried out by the local community along with Greenpeace and local organisations Save our Borneo and the Center for International Cooperation in Sustainable Management of Tropical Peatland (CIMTROP) at the University of Palangka Raya. Forest and peatland destruction, mainly for plantations, is both a major cause of forest fires and the source of Indonesia’s largest contribution to climate change. Greenpeace calls on the Indonesian government and CEOs of big palm oil and paper companies to work together to ban trade with any company that continues to drain peatlands and destroy forests.