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 Forests and Climate Change Programme

Implementation of strategic plans for sustainable forest management

What we do

Programme component 2 supports the implementation of a forest administration reform for sustainable forest management and REDD+ activities at the provincial and district level.

Four thematic areas will be supported by component 2 in three pilot districts until the end of the year 2012:

  • Support the development and implementation of strategic forest plans at the province and district level
  • Support the development of local readiness strategies for REDD+ activities in East and West Kalimantan
  • Support the development of Forest Management Units (FMU) and its administrative structures
  • Support the communities in the pilot districts to get involved in forest management and REDD+ activities

The pilot areas currently being supported by the Programme are the district of Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan and the districts of Malinau and Berau in East Kalimantan.

What we want to achieve

Our aim is that:

  • The Ministry of Forestry and its agencies succeed in implementing forestry administration reform processes geared towards sustainable forest management and, in that context, the establishment of a nation-wide forest management unit system
  • local authorities capitalize forest’s environmental services in particular via REDD+ measures
  • the forestry sector contributes to achieve the emission reduction targets set by the Indonesian government.

The indicators to measure the progress and the success of the activities under programme component 2:

  1. Specific regulations have been drawn up for district-based REDD+ demonstration activities aimed at causal factors in greenhouse gas emissions from the forest sector and containing an emissions frame of reference and incentive mechanisms for preventing deforestation and forest degradation (sources: REDD+ regulations, reports on demonstration activities).
  2. At least one partner from the private sector applies measures for conserving forest carbon stock (e.g. sustainable timber harvesting methods) also involving municipalities (sources: forest inventory, municipal development plan, expert reports and field inspections).
  3. Two forest enterprises engaged in sustainable forest management have been set up as dissemination prototypes with special attention to traditional land use rights in surrounding municipalities (sources: local and national set of rules for forest enterprises, infrastructure and equipment/budget, demarcation of forest enterprise boundaries, forest enterprise operational plans).
  4. Target-group representatives and other actors report in representative surveys that local decision-makers and management staff have improved their know-how and abilities in REDD+ and in implementing forest sector reform (sources: survey reports and relevant events, training certificates).


How we work

Partners to implement activities in the four thematic areas are the provincial and district forest service, other governmental institutions concerned with strategic spatial and land-use planning activities (e.g. BAPPEDA), private forest enterprises and communities living in and on the fringes of planned FMUs.

Coordination: The component 2 serves as bridge between the development of national frameworks and guidelines (component 1 of the Forests and Climate Change Programme) and the forest management and REDD+ activities at district level, which should be developed and carried out within these national frameworks and guidelines. Together with component 3 activities will be coordinated in the areas of protected area management within FMUs as well as community involvement in the decision making process and implementation of activities.

Furthermore, all activities of component 2 will be closely coordinated and harmonized with the activities of the Financial Cooperation module of FORCLIME that will be supported by KfW. KfW will finance demonstration activities in some of the above mentioned thematic areas in the same pilot districts.

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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