West Kalimantan is an Indonesian province that has a strong commitment to achieving its emissions reduction targets. Currently, the Provincial Government of West Kalimantan is in the process of obtaining funding for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The GCF project has been designed as one of the planned funding sources for the financing of climate change actions, as outlined in the West Kalimantan Provincial Action Plan. The GCF project proposed by the Provincial Government of West Kalimantan together with GIZ, as an accredited institution, is currently in the preparation of a financing proposal and feasibility study stage. This GCF project planning is set to be integrated into efforts to achieve the commitment and contribution of the West Kalimantan Provincial Government in terms of net carbon sequestration for the forest sector and land use targets that Indonesia has promised to achieve by 2030 or earlier, known as Forestry and Other Land Uses (FOLU) Net Sink 2030.
As a result, the West Kalimantan Provincial Environment and Forestry Service (Dinas LHK), supported by FORCLIME, held a recent meeting in order to discuss the design of the GCF project and its integration into the achievement of the FOLU Net Sink 2030 target. The meeting was held at the Environment and Forestry Office in Pontianak on 3 August 2022 and was opened by the Head of the LHK Office of the West Kalimantan Provincial Government, Ir. H. Adiyani, MH, and was attended by representatives from provincial government agencies, academics and NGOs operating in West Kalimantan.
The follow-up to this meeting involves the preparation of a GCF project proposal that will be integrated into the West Kalimantan Province FOLU Net Sink Operational Plan for 2030.