Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)

What we do

The private sector plays an important role in the management of forest resources in Indonesia. Since the start of FORCLIME various measures to raise awareness about the importance of forests in the context of REDD+ and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) were introduced to the Indonesian Forest Concession Holders Association (APHI). These activities continue throughout 2013 and 2014. FORCLIME supports private forest companies in the FSC certification process of their forest concessions particularly companies located in the pilot districts Berau, Malinau and Kapuas Hulu. This includes the development of concepts how to better integrate the interests of communities living in or close to the concession areas and how communities could benefit from the certification process. Analyzing the effects of sustainable forest management on emission reductions compared to a Business As Usual (BAU) scenario is another important activity supported by the programme.

What we want to achieve

The objective is that “private sector companies in pilot FMUs have improved their forest management”. The analysis of the effect of SFM on the carbon emission level is an important part of our support of the certification process. The achievements of the objective will be measured at the end of 2016 by the following indicators:

  1. Forest management certification processes (e.g. FSC/LEI) in at least three private companies indicate that social and ecological benefits are considered in the operational management on at least 150.000 ha.
  2. The impact of improved forest management on emission reductions in comparison to BAU is analyzed for two certified companies.

How we work

FORCLIME supports the FSC certification process of some concessions. In addition we also analyze the social impacts of certified forest management on communities and develop concepts for a better involvement of communities in the certification process and forest management. Supporting Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) trials combined with measurements of carbon emission and compared to BAU scenarios will render qualitative and quantitative results to estimate the possible level of emission reduction through Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The results from these field activities will be used for improving forest management at the local level reducing deforestation and degradation as well as conserving and enhancing forest carbon stocks. Best practices and lessons learnt from the field will also be used for improving the national and subnational regulatory framework conditions towards SFM through adapted policies, strategic plans, laws, regulations and guidelines.


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