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.
The team provides assistance 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 of 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 Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) has four Strategic Areas:
Strategic Area 1 – National and sub-national policy Framework: Advisory support on FMU development , Climate change & REDD+ development and forest fire prevention policies.
Strategic Area 1of the FORCLIME (TC Module) provides policy advice and supports on FMU development, Climate change & REDD+ development, and forest fire prevention policies at national, provincial and district levels.
FORCLIME provides advisory aiming at improving policy and regulation development in accordance with the national climate goals (NDC), the principles of “good governance” in the forest sector and the biodiversity conservation goals.
Strategic Area 2 - FMU development.
FORCLIME supports the establishment and development of FMUs in Indonesia at the national, provincial and local levels. While support at the national and provincial level mainly focuses on the development of policies relevant for FMU development and capacity building, at the local level FORCLIME supports the implementation of FMU design, planning and management. Therefore FORCLIME actively supports the development of four Model FMUs in Malinau in North Kalimantan, Berau in East Kalimantan, Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan and Palu in Central Sulawesi Province.
Strategic Area 3: Human Capacity Development (HCD): Human capacity development on national level and for provincial training institutions.
FORCLIME provides assistance on human resource capacity development at the national and sub- national level in order to support sustainable forest management which contributes to the benefit and welfare of communities as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry sector in Indonesia. FORCLIME’s assistance focuses on (1) Developing policies and standards in regard to human resource capacity development; (2) Strengthening the management capacity of training and educational institutions (particularly the Center of Environment and Forestry Education and Training in Bogor); and (3) Development of trainings related to Forest Management Units (FMU) and climate change mitigation in the forestry sector through classic training and blended learning methods.
Strategic Area 4: Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Watershed Management in Lore Lindu Landscape / Biosphere Reserve.
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.