The Ministry of Environment and Forestry wins 2022 SDGs Action Award as Best Winner I in Central Ministries/Institutions category
Source: Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations
Ministry of Environment and Forestry wins 2022 SDGs Action Award
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) was chosen as the first winner of Indonesia's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Awards 2022 in the Ministries/Institutions category by the awards jury as a result of its consistent and continued innovation during the implementation of the mainstreaming of Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Public Relations Press Release Number: SP.325/HUMAS/PPIP/HMS.3/12/2022, the award was presented by the Head of PPN/Bappenas, Suharso Monoarfa, to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Bambang Hendroyono, who was representing the LHK Minister at the opening of the Annual SDGs Conference 2022 or SAC 2022 on Thursday, 1 December 2022.
Indonesia's SDGs Action Awards 2022 were organized to show appreciation to various government and non-government actors who have consistently supported the implementation of SDGs/SDGs across Indonesia. The awards feature 11 categories, specifically ministries/agencies, provincial governments, district/city governments, universities, research institutes, large-scale business actors, small- and medium-scale business actors, civil society organizations, philanthropy, youth organizations and the media.
Furthermore, according to an official MoEF press release, Best Practices and innovative activities carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in order to support the achievement of SDGs involved three main activities, specifically:
1. Social Forestry for Poverty Alleviation (Goal 1: No poverty, Goal 2: No hunger, Goal 5: Gender equality, Goal 8: Labour absorption and economic growth, and Goal 10: Reducing inequality (Gini ratio),
2. The Climate Village Programme as the Action of Parties in Handling Climate Change (Goal 13: Handling Climate Change), and
3. The National Forest Monitoring System/SIMONTANA as an Instrument for Achieving Sustainable Land Ecosystems (Goals 15: Sustainable Land Ecosystems). All KLHK best practices and innovations were also carried under a framework of encouraging concrete green economy initiatives aimed at achieving the SDGs.
Since 2018, FORCLIME has supported the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in the mainstreaming of SDGs through activities such as the formation of working groups and the preparation of a roadmap for the contribution of programs/activities aimed at achieving the national SDGs. FORCLIME also supports several KLHK activities that involve socialization, the holding of and participation in various types of meetings that relate to SDGs, as well as the production of several media publications that invite various parties, both internal and external to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, to become involved in the SDGs agenda.
Roadmap for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry's Sustainable Development Goals
In 2018, FORCLIME supported the preparation of the Roadmap for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry's Sustainable Development Goals with reference to the 2018 - 2019 SDG National Action Plan (RAN) document, as an Attachment to Regulation of the Head of Bappenas Number 7 of 2018. The RAN document lists the following indicators for MoEF activities that are included under the seven SDGs, specifically Goal 3 (Healthy and Prosperous Life); Goal 6 (Clean Water and Adequate Sanitation); Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure); Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Settlements); Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); Goal 13 (Tackling Climate Change); and Goal 15 (Terrestrial Ecosystems). Under the RAN SDGs, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry is the main enabler in terms of achieving goals 12, 13 and 14, as well as being a co-supporter with other ministries of Goals 6 and 11.
The draft version of the 2018 - 2030 SDG Road Map of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry explains that the implementation of SDGs at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry represents an effort to achieve the adequate performance of all existing programs under the framework of sustainable development. In this regard, the discussion on the implementation of the SDGs by the MoEF and the contribution of the MoEF programmes to each SDG is described sequentially, both in terms of those listed under the 2015 - 2019 RAN SDGs and those not included under the RAN.
In 2020, FORCLIME supported the creation of the 2019 MoEF SDGs Achievement Portrait book, which represents a part of the MoEF activities that are being aimed at achieving the mainstreaming of SDGs through the MoEF. Moreover, in 2021, FORCLIME supported the creation of the Essay Anthology Book Collection of 2021 Ministry of Environment and Forestry SDGs Writing, as well as the SDGs Scorecard Guidebook.
The Essay Anthology Book Collection of SDGs Writing for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry was published in 2021 and featured essays that were written by the winners of the writing competition and that address efforts to achieve the SDGs within the scope of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Meanwhile, the SDGs Scorecard Guidebook is a guide that is being circulated digitally and has become one of the instruments through which users (organizational units) at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry can explicitly disclose the detailed contributions of each Detailed Output (RO), as well as the various components that have been, are being and will be carried out with an eye on achieving the SDGs.
In 2022, in an effort to disseminate its achievements in relation to SDGs for 2021, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry held a series of meetings in Bogor, West Java from 13 - 14 March 2022. The implementation of these hybrid meetings (which were held both online and offline) was supported by FORCLIME and was opened by Prof. Dr. Winarni Dien Monoarfa on behalf of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. More than 400 participants attended the meetings, most of whom were representatives from ministry offices.
In September 2022, FORCLIME supported the Ministry of Environment and Forestry during preparations for the 2022 Indonesia SDGs Action Awards. This meeting was then followed up in November 2022 with a meeting that was held within the context of Strengthening the Mainstreaming of SDGs through the Coordination of Domestic Cooperation within the Scope of Environment and Forestry.
The way forward
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry was chosen as the first winner of Indonesia's SDGs Action Awards 2022 in the Ministry/Agency category. This is a significant achievement as maintaining the achievements of a first winner requires continuous hard work. However, the SDGs working group at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry is working hard to consolidate its achievements by continuing to encourage the mainstreaming of SDGs at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry with the support of every organizational unit at the ministry, as well as parties that include FORCLIME-TC.
For further information please contact:
R. Rizka Dewi Zuleika, Junior Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management
Mohamad Rayan, Adviser for Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management
Wandojo Siswanto, Manager of Strategic Area Forestry Policy