Integration of conservation and development (Green Economy)
What we do
FORCLIME provides assistance in promoting and implementing an integrated management system for the Lore Lindu Landscape. FORCLIME focuses on supporting the implementation of protected areas, forest management units, agricultural landscape and development area / villages at the buffer zone of the Lore Lindu Landscape. FORCLIME’s advisory services are built on the framework of the biosphere reserve and support biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management that ultimately contributes to the benefit and welfare of communities and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry sector in Indonesia.
FORCLIME’s assistance focuses on
- policy development initiatives with regard to biodiversity conservation and management of protected areas, biosphere reserves and forest management units;
- institutional strengthening of community forestry and conservation, forest management unit and protected area management in the frame of biosphere reserve;
- promoting the development of priority products from forest ecosystem and ecosystem services and
- promoting best practices for shared governance in biodiversity conservation, biosphere reserve management and community forestry.
FORCLIME’s assistance is in line with the Government of Indonesia’s policies, as well as international conventions, on conserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems in the frame of biosphere reserves to ensure the provision of their beneficial services for the people, the economy of the country and beyond. The biodiversity and protected area management measures developed and supported by FORCLIME use the approach of collaborative management as stipulated in the Ministry of Forestry decree No. 19 in 2004 and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry decree No. 83 in 2016. The goal is to implement Law No. 5 in 1990 on conserving life support systems, protecting plant and animal species and their ecosystems, and the sustainable use of biodiversity and its ecosystems for the better life of people, and Law No. 41 in 1999 on forestry for promoting sustainable forest management.
What we want to achieve
In the strategic area of Biodiversity and Support Forest Program III FORCLIME aims to achieve the following objective: The Forest Management Unit (FMU) framework (FMUs focusing on production, protection and conservation) in Lore Lindu Landscape adopt and implement the national biodiversity conservation strategy to support the achievement of strategic forestry sector targets in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Indicators for measuring the achievements by 2024 2020 are:
- Appropriate policy framework for Biosphere Reserve Management are developed and socialised
- FMUs and other relevant stakeholders in Lore Lindu Landscape / Biosphere Reserve have capacities to develop and implement integrated biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management and community development strategies
- FMUs and relevant stakeholders accept and make use of Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Logo as the brand for local and sustainable products
- FMUs and relevant stakeholders take advantages learn from model or demonstration plots of conservation agreements, community forests, agroforestry and sustainable agriculture.
- Priority products from FMUs and communities are developed and promoted and marketed using the biosphere reserve brand / logo
- The Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Management Plan is developed and socialised
- The Biosphere Reserve Management Forum is functioning and conducts regular meetings twice a year.
How we work
FORCLIME advisors, supported by collaborating partners and consultants, will do parallel rapid assessments of community and government practices on biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and agricultural practices in the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve area. To learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the conservation measures, the results from on-going activities, outputs and possible impacts on biodiversity, forest and agricultural landscapes, institutions and livelihoods of local communities will be compared with best practice examples from other places in Indonesia and other countries. Considering socio- cultural aspects of communities and taking into account government policies, an innovative participatory biodiversity and biosphere reserve framework will be formulated and tested in the Lore Lindu Landscape.
Findings or lessons learned from these processes will serve as the basis for further policy analysis and formulation to improve biodiversity and protected area management practices, particularly in the frame of biosphere reserve management.