BRG is a non-structural institution directly under and responsible to the President of the Republic of Indonesia. This agency was established in 6 January 2016 based on Presidential Regulation No. 1 Year 2016.
The establishment of BRG is a testimony to the Indonesian government’s commitment to restore the degraded peatland ecosystems. Degraded peatlands are inextricable from the land and forest fires and happening for almost the last 18 years, culminating in 2015. The responsibility of BRG is to coordinate and facilitate the restoration of peatlands in priority regions: the provinces of Riau, South Sumatra, Jambi, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and Papua. BRG’s target is to restore the approximately two millions of hectares of degraded peatland within five years period.