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 Forests and Climate Change Programme

GIZ's Approach

GIZ will work with the Ministry of Forestry on national policy and sector strategies, to gear these strategies towards the requirements of emission reductions. Effective stakeholder participation is a critical success factor in all planning and strategy development processes.

The team will assist to devise or adapt regulations for forest administration reform and future REDD mechanisms, supporting pilots of innovative emission reduction schemes in selected districts of Kalimantan. National, regional and international discussion and strategy development will benefit from feedback about successes and challenges "on the ground".

The FORCLIME Programme focuses on the relationships between national, provincial and district governments in making land and resource use decisions. A team of international and Indonesian advisors strengthens institutional capacities for managing and monitoring forests, where the decentralization   process has left uncertainties in mandates between agencies and administrative levels. The establishment of forest management units (FMUs), to bring the management of different forest categories from 'protection forest' to 'production forest' under one roof, is crucial to this reform.  The establishment of FMUs involves the division of monitoring and inspection tasks from operational tasks and thus will place management responsibility closer to the field.

The Forest and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) has three components.

Programme Component 1 - Policy Advice

At the national level, FORCLIME renders advisory services towards the development of relevant policies and strategies. The Programme provides advice towards setting up rules and mechanisms for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. FORCLIME supports the Ministry of Forestry to improve the regulatory framework for sustainable forest management through administrative reforms, including the establishment of forest management units (FMUs).

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Programme Component 2 - Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+

At provincial and district level in Kalimantan, FORCLIME supports government agencies to create the necessary framework for REDD demonstration activities, and facilitates their implementation. Pilot forest management units are developed in a participatory way, paying special attention to traditional land use rights of surrounding communities.

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Programme Component 3 -  Heart of Borneo (HoB) initiative

FORCLIME promotes nature conservation and sustainable development in biodiverse Heart of Borneo (HoB) areas, supporting collaborative schemes for the management of national parks and their buffer zones. The Programme facilitates negotiation of land use and development plans among major stakeholders in selected HoB districts. Agreements on payments for environmental services, such as ecotourism, will benefit many local municipalities and empower communities in the programme areas.

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The programme's overall objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest sector while improving the livelihoods of Indonesia's poor rural communities. To achieve this goal, the programme team will assist the Indonesian  government  to  design  and  implement  legal, policy  and  institutional  reforms  for  the conservation  and sustainable management of forests, at local, provincial and national level. Support to REDD+ demonstration activities is a key feature of the programme, providing decision-makers with experience of how REDD+ can be implemented "on the ground"

FORCLIME's Assistance

  • Advice  on  strategy  development  for  REDD+  and  forest development at national, provincial and district levels
  • Technical  advice  on  a  framework  for  the implementation of REDD+ demonstration activities at various levels, including participatory land use planning and forest zoning
  • Innovative design of mechanisms and regulations for district-based  REDD+ initiatives
  • Facilitation of monitoring, reporting and verification
  • Support to forestry administration reform processes such as the establishment of forest management units and related monitoring and inspectorate systems
  • Support to nature conservation and benefit  sharing within the Heart of Borneo (HoB) Initiative
  • Development of payment for environmental services schemes to support sustainable livelihoods in rural areas
  • Capacity building for sustainable forest management and nature conservation
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Financial Cooperation (FC)

The government of Germany commissioned KfW for financial and GIZ for technical support of FORCLIME. REDD demonstration activities financed by KfW are – together with other initiatives (i.e. AusAID; TNC; WWF) – among the first REDD "on the ground projects" in Indonesia (and worldwide). The REDD pilots are meant to demonstrate that local development, sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation and climate protection go hand-in-hand.


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Technical Cooperation (TC)

GIZ works with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry on national policy and sector strategies, to gear these strategies towards the requirements of emission reductions. Effective stakeholder participation is a critical success factor in all planning and strategy development processes.


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Joint Conference of FORCLIME, PROPEAT, SASCI, and SASCI+

in cooperation with ministry of forestry and environmentCooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of GermanyImplemented-by-gizKFW