The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) through the Directorate of Planning of Forest Land Use and Establishment of Forest Management Areas (RPPWPH), held a focus group discussion (FGD) on the Draft Macro-Plan for Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation on 10 November 2021. This hybrid event was attended by 31 participants representing the Directorate-General of Nature Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE), the Directorate-General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management (PKTL) and FORCLIME. The FGD was opened by the Deputy Director of Forest Macro-Planning, Ms Neni Supreni, and was led by Dr Rinekso Soekmadi and Dr Nandi Kosmaryandi, who are experts in macro-planning preparation. The event aimed to gather input from the participants as regards improving the draft macro-plan document, which will be a vital component of MoEF efforts to regulate and facilitate biodiversity conservation efforts across Indonesia.
During his presentation, Dr Rinekso Soekmadi stressed the urgency of putting a macro-plan in place that highlights the importance of protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, and also promoting conservation efforts outside protected areas. In addition, Dr Soekmadi added that as a result of the fact that Indonesia has already ratified many international conventions, a macro-plan should be created that is capable of strengthening the country’s various commitments. Moreover, the macro-plan will also play an important role in the mainstreaming of conservation efforts and the achieving of Indonesia’s SDGs.
A second FGD has been scheduled and will discuss further address the above matters with the aim of finalizing a macro-plan before the end of the year.
For more information, please contact:
R. Rizka Dewi Zuleika, Junior Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management
Mohammad Rayan, Technical Adviser for Cross-Cutting Issues and Conflict Management
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy and Climate Change