Launch of the Green Economy Implementation Strategy by the national Heart of Borneo Working Group
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)
Supporting the Ministry of Environment and Forestry at exhibition of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry presents its engagement at the exhibition organized as part of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney from 12 to 19 November 2014. The Ministry’s booth supported by FORCLIME presents information about national parks and other conservation areas in Indonesia. More than 5,000 delegates from over 160 countries participate in the Congress. Delegates include Heads of State, park rangers, business executives, NGOs and indigenous leaders.
The Congress is organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of Australia under the theme ‘Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring solutions’. The IUCN World Parks Congress is the only global forum dedicated to protected areas – national parks, nature reserves and community conserved areas, established to conserve nature and the benefits it provides.
In addition to participating in the exhibition, the Ministry’s delegation also presented their experiences on shared governance in national park management to the visitors of the Congress.
For more information on FORCLIME’s activities related to biodiversity and management of protected areas, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager for Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas
Strengthening the role of CSOs to promote improved forest governance
By strengthening the role of civil society in monitoring Forest Management Units (FMUs) and implementation of REDD+ initiatives, the GIZ programmes Forest Governance Programme and FORCLIME promote improved forest governance in Indonesia. In collaboration with Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) they conducted a workshop on 24-25 October 2014 in Jakarta. The workshop aimed to build synergies between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and communities to participate in monitoring the implementation of forestry development, especially the FMU establishment and implementation of REDD+ initiatives.
The two-day workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Forestry, academicians, donor agencies, national NGOs, local NGOs and representatives of indigenous peoples from several regions in Indonesia. On the first day the workshop focused on providing awareness about forest governance through mainstreaming FMU development, implementation and monitoring of REDD+ and forest governance instruments. During the second day participants were encouraged to understand the importance of forest governance issues, REDD+, and FMU and to synergize their respective roles in a follow-up action plan.
Resource persons at the workshop included Prof. Hariadi Kartodihardjo (Academics/ National Forestry Board), Dr. Nur Masripatin (Deputy Governance and Institutional – REDD+ Agency), Darmawan Listanto (NGO Flora Fauna International), Henky Satria (indigenous peoples alliance/ AMAN), Rivan Prahasya (Transparency International Indonesia/ TII), Ismatul Judge (Research and Development Center for Climate Change and Policy/ Puspijak-Ministry of Forestry), Henri Subagiyo (NGO Indonesian Center for Environmental Law/ ICEL), and Forest Watch Indonesia.
The Forest Governance Programme (FGP) is a programme of GIZ headquarters in Eschborn Germany. It assists partner countries in their efforts to improve forest governance, in particular to increase the effectiveness of forest governance initiatives such as REDD+ and FLEGT. In Indonesia, in collaboration with FORCLIME, the FGP provides grants to Working Group Tenure (WGT) and Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI).
For further information, please contact:
Mathias Bertram, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development