Rays of sunlight shining over a forest.
Splitting the fog The sun breaking through the mist to give warmth to the forest. © Julian Arif Prasetyo/TNC Photo Contest 2022

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Building a Sustainable Southeast Asia through Nature-based Solutions

The SCeNe Coalition aims to deliver benefits for nature, climate and people.

Why Now?

Southeast Asia is facing unprecedented demand for carbon credits and hence, there is an unparalleled opportunity to access and direct climate finance to NbS projects that deliver not only climate outcomes, but outcomes for biodiversity and people as well.

About the SCeNe Coalition

The Southeast Asia Climate and Nature-based Solutions (SCeNe) Coalition is a collaboration between leading non-governmental organizations with an established presence in Southeast Asia aimed at accelerating and increasing implementation of and investment in high-quality, high-integrity, triple-benefit Nature-based Solutions (NbS) across the region.

The Coalition is led by a group of conservation practitioners with decades of experience from independent, science-based organizations: Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), Birdlife International, Wildlife Conservation Society, Mandai Nature, World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia, and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore.

Quote: Will McGoldrick

The successful implementation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is crucial in addressing the climate crisis we urgently face today.

TNC Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director and SCeNe Co-Chair
Nature-Based Solutions Tool Demo (2:56) A tutorial on how the NbS tool works.
A river running through the Bornean forest.
Borneo, Indonesia Sungai Wain Forest Reserve in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, Indonesia. © Ahmad Fuadi/TNC