Heart of Borneo is an initiative taken by three countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam – to preserve 22 million ha (220,000 km2) of rainforest as natural capital. Borneo is one of the most diverse ecologies in the world and also one of the only remaining area of rainforest that would serve as the world’s carbon sink.
It is important to ensure that the environment can sustain itself especially with the fast rate of deforestation for mining, logging, farming, etc. The project aims to educate business practitioners and the locals the importance of conducting businesses using the green economy model in Borneo. The Heart of Borneo will ensure that the natural capital in the form of ecosystem services (clean water, carbon sinks, etc) and ecosystem goods (coal, wood, etc) are in tune and able to sustain with the economic activities (mining, logging, fisheries, etc) in the area.
I am from Borneo and I am proud that my government and my people are working hand in hand to take action for a better tomorrow. It is amazing that realize that we could perform a transboundary resource management with our neighboring countries to achieve and sustain common good.
Full report of the project is available at http://www.hobgreeneconomy.org/en/main-report