Integration of conservation and development (Green Economy)
What we do
In the first phase (2009-2012), FORCLIME’s objective to promote nature conservation, sustainable development and livelihood improvement of forest dependent communities in high bio-diverse areas in the Heart of Borneo (HoB) was implemented under Component 3. During the second phase of the programme (2013-2016) the component was reformulated into Strategic Area 4, which focuses on the Integration of Conservation and Development (Green Economy).
Through this Strategic Area FORCLIME supports the understanding of the Green Economy concept among relevant stakeholders. Mainstreaming Green Economy principles in development planning and enhancing sustainable livelihoods of communities in and around forests are key activities. For example, FORCLIME supports the development of local capacities, promotes the economic value of non-timber forest products and encourages local stakeholders to participate in evolving marketing and investment strategies. Furthermore, a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system will be designed to effectively measure the Green Economy impacts at various levels.
What we want to achieve
The main objective of Strategic Area 4 is to encourage local district agencies (government and non-government) to identify and implement sustainable economic activities based on the Green Economy concept that contribute to the improvement of livelihoods, reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and biodiversity conservation.To measure the achievement of this objective, the following indicators have been formulated:
- The concept of a Green Economy is reflected in the sectorial planning strategies of the selected districts, FMUs and National Park Authorities by 12/2016.
- By 2016, district governments adapt the local development strategy in the land use sector by applying Green Economy principles.
- A district-based M&E system to measure livelihoods improvements, reduction of GHG emissions, and biodiversity conservation is established and implemented by December 2016.
- By 2016, public and private investments (including goods and services) serving Green Economy purposes have increased by 10% compared to the baseline (which will be conducted in 2013).
How we workIn Strategic Area 4 FORCLIME conducts a wide range of activities such as:
- Cooperation within the pilot districts to mainstream Green Economy principles in district sectorial / annual budgets as reflected in Forest Management Units (FMU) and National Park management plans with integrated activities for the improvement of livelihoods, GHG emission reduction and biodiversity conservation.
- Cooperation with district governments to develop or adjust a strategy on sustainable palm oil expansion to better meet social, climate change and biodiversity concerns.
- Support pilot districts in establishing an M&E system to measure GHG emission reductions and the impact of pilot activities on livelihoods and biodiversity conservation.
- Enforce the cooperation of public and private investors towards Green Economy principles by expansion of sustainable commodities, products and services.
In order to achieve the objectives set for Strategic Area 4 and ensure the success of activities, FORCLIME maintains coordination and collaboration with relevant institutions and authorities at national, provincial, and district level including the Ministry of Forestry, Local Forestry Services, National Park Offices, Forest Management Units, Plantation Agencies, Tourism and Culture Agencies, Provincial and District Local Development Planning Agencies (BAPPEDA), Statistics Indonesia (BPS), Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), Trade and Industry Agencies, Spatial Planning Agencies, The Heart of Borneo Initiative (HoB), WWF Indonesia, Flora and Fauna International, and Regional Environment Agencies (BLHD). In addition a close collaboration with the FORCLIME FC module has been established.