On the 27th of September 2016 the Implementation Agreement for the extension of the TC-Module Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLlME) was signed between GIZ and the Bureau of Planning, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Through this signing, the Programme is prolonged until 2019. The main focus for the period of 2017-2019 is improving the legal and institutional framework for sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry sector.
As stipulated in the Government to Government negotiations in 2015, the geographic scope of FORCLIME field activities is West-North-and East Kalimantan with activities supporting the KfW Forest Programme 3 in Central Sulawesi along with the national level interventions.
FORCLIME is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, represented by the Bureau of Planning as Executing Agency.
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Georg Buchholz, Programme Director FORCLIME
Pipin Permadi, National Coordinator
Support to REDD+ demonstration activities is a key feature of the FORCLIME programme, providing decision-makers with experience of how REDD+ can be implemented “on the ground”.
A forest reference emission level (FREL) is a benchmark for assessing a country’s or region’s performance in implementing REDD+ activities. FORCLIME supports three districts in Kalimantan in developing their FREL, namely Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan), Berau (East Kalimantan) and Malinau (North Kalimantan).
One of the parameters needed to develop a FREL are emission factors to quantify the loss of carbon in case of degradation or deforestation. Due to very specific characteristics of forest ecosystems in different regions and hence greatly varying carbon stocks, it is reasonable to develop locally explicit emission factors, as so far their forests are categorized as same forest types in the national system. To increase accuracy of forest carbon measurements in the future, FORCLIME has developed locally explicit emission factors for above ground biomass (AGB) in all three pilot districts based on data captured with Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) sensors.
FORCLIME has now published the technical report on this study. The full publication can be downloaded here
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Stephanie Wegscheider, Development Advisor for GIS and Remote Sensing
With the aim to get insights into the progress made through the Young Professional Forester programme (Bakti Rimbawan), the Center for Planning and Development of Forestry Human Resources (Pusrenbang SDM - KLHK) and FORCLIME conducted a monitoring assessment in ten Forest Management Units (FMUs) across Indonesia. Among the FMUs assessed during August and September 2016 was FMU Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan, which employs 12 foresters through the Bakti Rimbawan programme.
The Young Professional Forester programme has been launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2014, and since then is posting young foresters and Forestry Vocational High School graduates at the FMUs. The programme aims to improve the professional skills of the young foresters, and support FMU development in the field.
According to the Head of FMU of Kapuas Hulu, the young foresters, which make up 40 percent of FMU Kapuas Hulu staff, have good competencies and are the "engine" for FMU Kapuas implementation. "I hope the Bakti Rimbawan programme will continue, so that FMU Kapuas Hulu operations can be implemented well," he added.
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Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Are Manager, Human Capacity Development