Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Launching of Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve logo

lore lindu logo

The Minister for Environment and Forestry launched the logo of Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve at the national social forestry festival PeSoNa (Perhutanan Sosial Nusantara) at Manggala Wanabakti building, Jakarta, on September 6. The Lore Lindu National Park, which lays in the heart of Sulawesi, has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977. The logo represents the reserve’s high standards on producing goods and services based on sustainability, health and fairness indicators and will be used for branding Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve productions.

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaerrudin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity, focal point for Forest Programme-3, and Provincial Coordinator Central Sulawesi

High-level expert dialogue between India and Indonesia on the green fiscal transfer mechanism in India

Studytour India

From the  4th until the 8th of September FORCLIME in cooperation with the University of Indonesia facilitated an exchange between senior members of the Indonesian parliament, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, BAPPENAS and the district governments of Berau (East Kalimantan), Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan) and Sigi (Central Sulawesi) with senior Indian experts in Dehradhun and New Delhi. The 17-person delegation spoke to the stakeholders involved in the 14th Financial Commission on the land mark decision to include forest cover in the devolution formula specifying how much domestic funds are transferred from central level to state level. Through this decision putting more weight on forest conservation within this financial transfer mechanism an estimated six billion US dollars are being transfers yearly to local level as unconditional funds based on the performance of states in forest conservation.

For more information, please contact:
Georg Buchholz, FORCLIME Programme Director

FMUs in West Kalimantan prepare long-term forest management plans

RPJM Kalbar Jum

The Forestry Service of West Kalimantan Province conducted a training on the Preparation of Long-term Management Plans of Forest Management Units (FMUs) on 23-27 July in Pontianak. The training was supported by FORCLIME and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and was attended by 34 participants, including the Heads of FMUs and the Heads of the Department of Planning and Utilization from 17 different FMUs in West Kalimantan. The output of the training was the preparation of drafts of forest management plans for each FMU.

During the training, participants were coached in improving their understanding on forest planning concepts, which included relevant regulations and frameworks. Additionally, the participants were supported in preparing forest management documents.

For further information, please contact:
Jumtani – West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Value Chains

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