Tuesday 2 December, Palangkaraya. The National Working Group on Heart of Borneo (HoB Working Group) Indonesia supported by WWF-Indonesia and GIZ FORCLIME launched the document for developing the Heart of Borneo (HoB) region through Green Economy implementation.
The Chair of the HoB Working Group, Dr. Prabianto Mukti Wibowo, stated that the launched Implementation Strategy is expected to be used as a guidance by provinces and districts in the HoB region to establish a Green Economy for the welfare of communities and natural resource conservation in HoB.The document describes those strategic sectors in the Indonesian HoB provinces that contribute significantly to economic growth. At the sectorial level, implementing a Green Economy in HoB could for example mean the development of the timber sector by applying principles of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and timber legality assurance systems (SVLK), the adoption of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) criteria for oil palm plantations, the implementation of responsible mining, utilization of biodiversity for the production of "bioprospecting", the development and utilization of non-timber forest products, and the establishment of systems and mechanisms of Payment for Environmental Services (PES).
"Mainstreaming Green Economy principles such as climate change mitigation or biodiversity conservation in development planning, and improving sustainable livelihoods in the communities inside and in the surrounding of forests in HoB is the main goal of FORCLIME’s focus on Green Economy implementation", said Heinrich Terhorst, Green Economy Strategic Area Manager, FORCLIME.For more information on activities related to Green Economy in FORCLIME, please contact:
Heinrich Terhorst, Strategic Area Manager for Integration of Conservation and Development (Green Economy)