Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Stakeholders of West Kalimantan province provide their views on the draft law on Natural Resources Conservation and its Ecosystems

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (KLHK) and the Government of West Kalimantan Province invited key stakeholders of the province to participate in public consultations on the draft revision of Law No. 5/1990 on Natural Resources Conservation and its Ecosystems. The event, which took place from 21-22 March 2016 in Pontianak, was organized by KLHK in cooperation with the Provincial Government of West Kalimantan, the Community Forestry Communication Forum (FKKM), WWF-Indonesia, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Indonesia, Yayasan Titian, and GIZ-FORCLIME.

During the consultations, the Minister's Special Adviser on Inter-Institutional Relations at KLHK, Ilyas Asaad, explained that "efforts to revise Law 5/1990 had already been initiated in 2003. Later, a multi-stakeholder writing team was formed to facilitate revision of the law". This team has produced an academic paper and a draft revision of Law 5/1990 on Biodiversity Conservation and its Ecosystems. In addition, the team has conducted a series of public consultations in several regions, such as: Java (Jakarta), Sumatra (Medan), Sulawesi (Makassar) and Papua (Jayapura).

Since Law no. 5/1990 had first been issued 26 years ago, Indonesia has undergone many developments. Therefore the law needs to be updated in order to accommodate for changed practices in natural resource conservation and management, in particular regarding community participation and the integration of local wisdom. In addition, the old legislation does not yet include genetic resources as a potential of biodiversity, which has to be managed as the object of conservation.

For further information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager, Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas, FORCLIME
Hayunieta, BKSDA Kalimantan Barat
Albertus Tjiu, WWF-Indonesia

Final workshop to support the revision of the guideline for forest management inventory on FMU level

On March 16-17, 2016 GIZ FORCLIME supported the Directorate for Forest Resource Inventory and Monitoring (IPSDH) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in conducting the final workshop of a series of workshops on the revision of the guideline for forest management inventories on FMU level. More than 40 forestry experts from MoEF, universities, FMUs, FAO and GIZ came together for a two-day workshop full of intensive plenary and group work discussions. The experts provided final inputs for a new ‘minimum standard for forest management inventories’ compiled by GIZ FORCLIME and ForestEye consultants from the University of Goettingen, Germany.

On the first day, ForestEye Dr. Lutz Fehrmann from the University of Goettingen presented the draft minimum standard. Representatives from three Technical Implementation Units (Balai Pemantapan Kawasan Hutan – BPKH) of DG of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management (Planologi Kehutanan dan Tata Lingkungan) who are currently in charge of implementing forest inventories on FMU level presented their experiences from the field including challenges in implementation and further suggestions for improvement. IPSDH gave an overview about the regulatory framework related to forest inventories. The second day was dedicated to further in-depth discussions in four working groups on sampling design, implementation, inventory data management and complex data compilation such as socio-economic, ecological, biodiversity and other data.

As next step, the inputs from the workshop, especially the results from the working group discussions, will be incorporated in the draft minimum standard. Ultimately in April 2016 the minimum standard will be handed over to IPSDH as GIZ FORCLIME’s contribution to IPSDH’s final compilation of the revised guideline for forest inventories on FMU level which is expected to be endorsed in 2017.

For further information please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management

FORCLIME supports Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Berau Barat

Aiming at capacity development in terms of SFM through forest certification (FSC) , FORCLIME collaborates with The Borneo Initiative (TBI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).  The team conducted site visits in three forest concessions within the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Berau Barat on February 29 until March 4. The three forest concessions are PT. Damai Utama Timber (UDIT), PT. Wana Bhakti Utama (WBPU) and PT Aditya Kirana Mandiri (AKM). The activity is one of FORCLIME’s strategic area ‘SFM’ that is located in the FMU Berau Barat in East Kalimantan. The support has been initiated since 2013 to obtain the SFM certificate from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

The FMU Berau Barat  covers approximately 780,000 hectares. Almost 50% of the area is categorized as limited production forest (Hutan Produksi Terbatas – HPT) and production forest (Hutan Produksi – HP). Within the FMU Berau Barat there are 12 forest concessions (natural forest/plantation forest). Therefore, the implementation of SFM by concessions is crucial to mitigate climate change.

During the preparation phase the concessions are conducting (i) some trainings to improve human capacity and (ii) a study on High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF). However, there are some obstacles and challenges the companies have to deal with in order to obtain the FSC certificate, for example related to work safety and environmental management. Hence, a more detailed work plan will be set up  with the goal of moving towards the main assessment for FSC certification in 2016. The immediate next step of the forest concession companies is conducting meetings between the management of the companies with their collaboration partners TBI and TNC in order to address the urgent issues at hand.

For further information, please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for FMU development, Berau office
Budi Susanto, Technical Adviser for GIS, Berau office

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