Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability (BIJAK)
Indonesia has the greatest combined concentration of marine and terrestrial biodiversity in the world. But various environmental hazards — for example, major changes in land use, escalating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the destruction of marine and terrestrial habitats — jeopardize Indonesia’s valuable ecosystems. The USAID Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability project or Bangun Indonesia untuk Jaga Alam demi Keberlanjutan (BIJAK) is reducing GHG emissions and preserving Indonesia’s valuable biodiversity. The project addresses the factors that cause deforestation and biodiversity loss, including market forces, financial incentives, policies, and social norms. Working across sectors, BIJAK collaborates with Indonesian policymakers at the national level, civil society organizations, local communities, and other stakeholders to preserve the country’s biodiversity and tropical forests.