- Submitted by: Indonesia
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: Pangkalpinang, Indonesia
- Date of completion: 2009
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
From mining to re-claiming spoilt lands
Description/achievement of initiativeThe Bangka Botanical Garden (BBG) in Pangkalpinang municipality is an innovative example of corporate social responsibility that illustrates the potential for public private partnership. A public-private-partnership transformed spoilt land into a botanical garden.
Source: The ICLEI Case Study series
The Bangka Goes Green (BGG) movement was formed in 2007 to transform spoilt land, land formerly used for tin-mining exploitation with ecological significance, into a botanical garden, the Bangka Botanical Garden (BBG). It protects local habitats and restores the natural ecosystem. The establishment of the BBG reflects a credible corporate social responsibility model in Indonesia that also improves the city's image. It has been recognized at the local, national and international level. BGG consists mostly of individuals within the business sector who are committed to strong leadership.