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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. In order to achieve this goal, the programme team will support the Indonesian Government in the design and implementation of various legal, policy-related and institutional reforms aimed at the conservation and sustainable management of forests at the local, provincial and national levels. The geographic focus of FORCLIME is Eastern Indonesia and the Provinces of Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua. Support for the local implementation of international forest policy mechanisms, including REDD+ under the Climate Change Convention and the Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanism (ABS) set out under the Convention on Biological Diversity is an essential feature of the programme, and is resulting in decision-makers with experience of how international concepts can be implemented on the ground.

FORCLIME's Assistance

  • Advice on strategy development for forest development and REDD+ at the national, provincial and district levels;
  • Technical advice on a framework for the implementation of REDD+ at various levels, including a climate financing mechanism;
  • Support for forestry administration reform processes such as the establishment of forest management units and community forestry schemes;
  • Support for nature conservation and the Access Benefit Sharing Mechanism;
  • Development of environmental-service payment schemes in order to support sustainable livelihoods in rural areas;
  • Support for the marketing and sustainable use of Non-Timber Forest Products by local communities and policy measures aimed at a forest-based bioeconomy, including cooperation with local universities; and
  • 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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Discussion with Forest Farmer Groups on Preparation of Community Empowerment Roadmap for the Tabo-Tabo Training Forest, South Sulawesi

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