FORCLIME, in collaboration with Pushumas, the public relations department of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, participated in the 6th IndoGreen Forestry EXPO from 11 – 14 of April 2014. The expo, which took place in the Jakarta Convention Centre, was organised under the theme “Low Carbon Economic Forestry Development” and was opened by the Forestry Minister on April 11th. It is estimated that about 10,000 visitors - among them high school pupils, university students, government officials and retirees - came to the expo to inform themselves about the activities conducted by the various exhibitors which came mainly from forestry government institutions, private companies, and other forest related organisations, both national and international.
One of the special features of the FORCLIME booth was its interactive touch screen which, based on interactive maps, provided information on FORCLIME‘s field work in Kalimantan (Malinau, Berau and Kapuas Hulu districts). This touch screen attracted many visitors and was a good starting point for lively interaction and discussions with FORCLIME staff.
In addition to the booths, talk shows were held inside the expo hall every day. Topics included climate change, forestry, sustainable mining, forestry products, and green products. The FORCLIME talk show was moderated by Mohamad Rayan and Klothilde Sikun with title “Forests and Climate Change”. The interested audience asked many questions on various topics, such as the programme’s activities, its motive and contribution to protecting the remaining forests in Indonesian, but also more general questions on REDD+, climate change, sustainable forest management, illegal logging, biodiversity, economic development and forests, or international climate change conventions.
For more information, please contact:
Mohamad Rayan, Senior Adviser for CKM and M&E