A long-term Indonesian forestry plan document, called National Forestry Plan (RKTN) for 2011-2030 has been issued in 2011 through the Minister of Forestry Regulation Number P.49/Menhut-II/2011 dated June 28, 2011. The issuance of Law No. 23 of 2014 on Regional Government and other strategic forestry related topics on national, regional and global level has created the need to adjust and revise the RKTN.
The evaluation and revision processes were coordinated by the Directorate General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Governance through serial discussions, data and information updating, as well as public discussions and consultations with various parties and stakeholders. The plan was developed as a spatial based plan to show the current situation of state forestlands and provide directions in their utilization. Stakeholder engagement in the processes were conducted at national and sub-national levels.
Source: RKTN 2011-2030
FORCLIME supported and involved the process of RKTN evaluation and revision by providing both experts and expertise until its gazettement. The first revised RKTN 2011-2030 was issued on 31 July 2019 through the regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry (P.41/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/2019). Thus, the Plan become a general guideline and reference for Indonesia's forestry development. Dissemination of the revised RKTN regulation has been conducted on 6 November 2019 attended by around 200 participants from the ministry and related stakeholders at Manggala Wanabakti Building in Jakarta.
Article 1 of the regulation on the National Forestry Plan 2011-2030 contains macro directives for the use of forestlands for forestry development and other development that will use forestland at national scale for a period of twenty years.
The vision of the revised National Forestry Planning is “Forest governance aimed to make life support system functioning for people’s welfare”. The vision is further divided into the following missions: 1) Creating adequate forestlands; 2) Reforming forest governance; 3) Performing sustainable multi-benefits management of forests; 3) Improving community engagement and access to forest management; 4) Enhancing environmental carrying capacity; and 5) Strengthening forestry positioning at national, regional, and international levels.
Source: RKTN 2011-2030
The Director General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management, in the preface of the revised RKTN 2011-2030 , states that this revision has important significance in evaluating the performance of forestry management and development; adjusting the development of paradigms and challenges, national, regional and global strategy; alignment with relevant laws and regulations; forestry management reform until 2030 and a reference for the parties in the implementation of forestry management and development until 2030. He also thanked the support given by the stakeholders including GIZ who had contributed in finalizing the revised National Forestry Plan (RKTN) for 2011-2030.