Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Forest policy, strategic planning and institution building

What we do

At the national, provincial and district levels, FORCLIME provides policy advice and helps with strategy development to gear forest sector strategies and medium-term plans towards the requirements of greenhouse gas emission reductions, forest governance and sustainable development. Moreover, FORCLIME supports the Ministry of Forestry to improve the regulatory framework for sustainable forest management through administrative reforms, including the establishment of forest management units (FMUs). Another important field of support is devoted to preparing the implementation of a future REDD+ mechanism. The Programme works with the Ministry of Forestry towards setting up necessary regulations and institutions in concert with other development partners’ programmes.

What we want to achieve

We are aiming at an improvement of the national and sub-national forest policies, regulations and guidelines in line with national climate change mitigation targets, forest governance principles and development targets. Achievement of this objective by 2016 is measured by five indicators:

  1. At least 4 lessons learnt (REDD+, FMU, biodiversity conservation, SFM, community involvement, livelihoods improvement, etc.) from the districts are integrated into national and sub national policies, regulations and/or guidelines.
  2. The national FMU Secretariat has achieved its objectives with regard to intra and inter-institutional coordination and removal of regulatory barriers to FMU development and operation
  3. The pilot districts harmonize climate change and biodiversity aspects with economic growth in their development planning
  4. At least two elements of REDD+ architecture (e.g. MRV, safeguards, benefit sharing mechanisms) at national and sub-national level are improved in coordination with relevant institutions
  5. The medium-term and long-term strategic plans of the Ministry of Forestry (Renstra Kemenhut 2015-2019) is developed in line with national climate change mitigation targets, forest governance principles and development targets.

How we work

Our advisors working at the national level draw on experiences gained "on the ground" with both the establishment of forest management units (FMUs) and the piloting of sub-national REDD+ initiatives. In this way national political and strategic decisions can be cross-checked against their practical feasibility in the framework of decentralized natural resource management and adjustments can be proposed. Stakeholder participation is an important ingredient in all our strategy development processes. Since forest policy, strategic planning and institution building involves a variety of national and subnational stakeholders, we also put emphasis on cross-sectoral, intra- and inter-institutional cooperation in order to improve forest governance in Indonesia. In addition, our advisors participate in national, regional and international conferences on forest governance, climate change/REDD+ and biodiversity conservation to share valuable lessons learnt and to foster the exchange on current political developments as well as innovative approaches.


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