The East Kalimantan Province Forestry Service supported by FORCLIME, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and The Borneo Initiative (TBI) conducted a meeting to brief and refresh memories related to the concepts and policies of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) for the Forest Management Units (FMUs) managers in East Kalimantan province, KPH Malinau (North Kalimantan) and KPH Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan) on 19-20 October 2016 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. 30 participants attended the meeting, such as FMUs in East Kalimantan, FMU of Kapuas Hulu, FMU of Malinau, the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI) of East Kalimantan, and Technical Implementation Units of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Samarinda.
Some resource persons of the meeting include Mr Rudi Pryanto (Directorate of Production Forest Management Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry), Mr Bambang Wahyudi (TNC), Mr Iwan K. Permadi (TBI), Mr Tunggul Butarbutar (FORCLIME), Mr M. Fajar (Peterson Control Union), and Prof. Soeyitno Sudirman (Practitioner of SFM).
Awareness to implement Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) practices need to involve all parties in forest management. Such awareness includes aspects of compliance with laws and regulations, production, environmental, social, as well as the aspect of business strategy.
For further information, please contact
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager, FMU development
Suprianto, Technical Adviser, FMU development
FORCLIME continues cooperation and capacity development in the field of SFM through forest certification (SVLK/ PHPL/ FSC) in the FMU Berau Barat by collaborating with The Borneo Initiative (TBI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The team conducted site visits in three forest concessions within the FMU Berau Barat from September 28th until October 7th. The three forest concessions visited are PT. Utama Damai Timber (UDIT), PT. Wana Bhakti Utama (WBPU) and PT Aditya Kirana Mandiri (AKM).
The goal of fostering SFM and FMU development is tackled by intensively working together with sustainability certifiers aiming at involving local communities and the private sector. The activities include technical trainings, social impact studies and community participation. The studies, trainings and activities, that aim to being awarded one of the above mentioned forest certifications, are being monitored and supervised by a certification coach. Depending on the development of the forest concessions and their experience in SFM, the process of receiving the SFM forest certification varies individually. Some decisive factors include experience and start-up investment (e.g. forest and basic infrastructure in virgin natural production forests), which means there are major variations regarding the duration of operations in the concessions; some operate for more than 30 years already whereas others started operations only 5 years ago.
In terms of forest operations and Reduced Impact Logging to reduce emissions (RIL-C), all three concessions received the full RIL training. This has resulted in at least 25% emission reduction on 136,000 ha, according to the TNC Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) methodology.
For further information, please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for FMU development, Berau office
A new book titled “Safeguards Information System for REDD+ in Indonesia – Moving towards an Operational SIS-REDD+” has been published in September 2016. The publication was developed collaboratively between the Forest and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) and its Indonesian partners from the REDD+ Division at Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in Indonesia.
Since 2011, FORCLIME and MoEF have been working together to set up a Safeguards Information System for REDD+ (SIS-REDD+) in Indonesia as mandated in the UNFCCC’s decision at COP 16 in Cancun, and to ensure minimum negative impacts on people and the environment from REDD+ related activities. Through a multi-stakeholder process the seven Cancun safeguards were translated into the Indonesian context. This included an analysis of existing safeguards-related instruments in Indonesia (such as policies, regulations and practices), followed by the development of principles, criteria and indicators (PCI) for the SIS-REDD+. Furthermore, an assessment tool for REDD+ implementers to measure compliance with the REDD+ safeguard PCI was developed, and a web-platform presenting information on safeguards implementation established. While sub-national level implementation of the SIS-REDD+ has already been piloted in East Kalimantan and Jambi provinces, next steps include expansion of SIS-REDD+ operationalization throughout Indonesia, and the establishment of a legal umbrella framework for SIS-REDD+.
To communicate these valuable experiences and lessons learned to the wider REDD+ community, both in Indonesia and internationally, the REDD+ Division at MoEF and FORCLIME jointly developed the consolidated book “Safeguards Information System for REDD+ in Indonesia – Moving towards an Operational SIS-REDD+”.
The book can be downloaded via the FORCLIME website: Media and Publication
For further information, please contact:
Nina-Maria Gaiser, FORCLIME Junior Advisor