Social and Economic Benefits of CIFOR’s Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP)

The Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP) of  the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) aims to provide policy makers with the scientific information they need to make sound policy and strategy decisions about wetlands. Researchers from Virginia Tech and CIFOR estimated the potential economic value of SWAMP-generated knowledge through two pathways: (1) improved implementation of the Indonesian forest moratorium in peatlands, and (2) increased retention of peatlands and mangroves worldwide.

This research was supported by ISPC-SPIA under the grant “Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR (SIAC).”