In order to evaluate the 2021 work plan, the West Kalimantan REDD+ Working Group, in conjunction with FORCLIME, held a recent consolidation meeting that was attended by the Environment and Forestry Service of West Kalimantan Province, Tanjungpura University and development partners in West Kalimantan. The meeting was held on 10 December 2021 at the Secretariat of the West Kalimantan REDD+ Working Group and aimed to evaluate the achievements of the REDD+ Working Group targets for 2021.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Ir. Adiyani, MH, Head of the Environment and Forestry Service of West Kalimantan. Mr. Adiyani addressed the strategic role of the REDD+ Working Group in relation to emissions reduction at the provincial level, the plan to adjust the institution of the REDD+ Working Group in accordance with climate-change issues at the global and national levels, changes to institutional nomenclature within the West Kalimantan Provincial Government and plans to involve a wider selection of stakeholders at the provincial level.
Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Gusti Hardiansyah as Chair of the REDD+ Working Group, delivered an update on climate change that addressed issues at the global and national levels, specifically as regards the 2021 Conference of the Parties (COP26), the emissions reduction targets that the REDD+ Working Group needs to anticipate and the importance of strengthening data and information, particularly in relation to measurement and monitoring activities.
This update was then followed by a discussion that was held by the meeting participants and that tackled an evaluation of the activities of the REDD+ Working Group during the 2021 period, which included:
• Working Group performance until quartal 3, 2021.
• Changes in the nomenclature of government institutions at the provincial level.
• The urgency of involving other parties in the Working Group.
• Finalization of the West Kalimantan Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) website.
• Progress in the development of climate finance proposals relating to West Kalimantan's REDD+ activities, including the Green Climate Fund.
• Challenges and obstacles relating to the implementation of various activities.
As a follow-up, the REDD+ Working Group will revise various regulations that address the REDD+ Working Group as an institution, integrate the West Kalimantan MRV website into the national MRV website and also harmonize the plans and programs of the stakeholders that are aimed towards achieving emissions reduction targets at the provincial level.
For more information, please contact:
Yenny, S.Hut, MT, Environment and Forestry Service of West Kalimantan Province, Member of the West Kalimantan REDD+ Working Group
Jumtani, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and GCF Focal Point
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy and Climate Change