As a follow-up to discussions on institutional changes to the West Kalimantan REDD+ Working Group (WG) that were held on 9 December 2021, the Environment and Forestry Service of West Kalimantan Province, supported by FORCLIME, continued said discussions through a public consultation that addressed the draft Governor's Decree on the REDD+ WG institution, which was held on 15 December 2021 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The consultation was conducted both online and offline and was opened by the Head of the Environment and Forestry Service of West Kalimantan Province, which was being represented by Mrs. Lasmi Yulistiana, SP., M.Si as the Head of Waste Management, B3 Waste and Pollution Control. The meeting was also attended by representatives from West Kalimantan Provincial Government agencies, as well as a number of academics, development partners and representatives from the private sector.
This consultation activity resulted in the formulation of a final draft of the Governor's Decree on REDD+ WG Institutions and engaged the Regional Secretary of West Kalimantan Province as the Chair of the REDD+ WG and the Head of the Environment and Forestry Service of West Kalimantan Province as the Secretary of the WG, as well as the Head of the Secretariat of the REDD+ WG. The REDD+ WG will comprise 3 (three) areas, specifically the REDD+ sector, the sustainable commodities sector and the green growth sector. Meanwhile, the secretariat of the REDD+ WG will comprise 5 (five) areas, specifically administration and policy; planning and budgeting; MRV and safeguards; fund mobilization and benefit-sharing; and knowledge management, communication and publications. This draft introduces the possibility of wider stakeholder involvement in the REDD+ WG.
This final draft will now be submitted to the Legal Bureau of the Regional Secretariat of West Kalimantan Province for further processing.
According to Imanul Huda, S.Hut, M.Hut, Director of PRCF Indonesia, this institutional revision is extremely significant. “Legal certainty in terms of the REDD+ WG is vital in terms of support for the activities conducted by the WG. This revision is important to the institution and will support the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of the West Kalimantan REDD+ WG,” Mr Huda explained.
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