Subsidence of peat soils in South-East Asia – Flooding risks in Sarawak
Peatland conservation and restoration
Sustainable land use
This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering 50% and 67% of the land unsuitable for palm oil cultivation after 25 and 50 years respectively. This is 3 to 4 times the size of Singapore.