The Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry conducted a meeting to collect progress on the implementation of Strategic Planning 2014 – 2019 and inputs for the next Strategic Planning 2020 – 2024. The meeting that was conducted on July 26, supported by FORCLIME, and attended by about 120 participants representing all working units within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF).
In her opening speech, the Head of Planning Bureau emphasized that environment and forestry should be integrated in the MoEF development programmes. Additionally, programmes should be developed based on the domestic and local needs which are linked to global issues, i.e. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the implementation of current Strategic Planning, some milestones have been achieved, as follows:
In the implementation of current Strategic Planning, some milestones have been achieved, as follows:
• Forest and land rehabilitation: 599,813Ha until end of 2017
• Emission reduction: 8.7% of 29% NDC target by 2030
• Environment Quality Index: 66.19 in 2017
• Deforestation rate: 0.5 million Ha/year from 0.6 million Ha/year in 2015-2016
• Decreased forest fire: 0.01 million Ha from 0.16 million Ha in 2017
During the meeting, the Head of Strategic Policy MoEF presented the mapping of MoEF strategic issues which are categorized into: Green (forestry-related issues), Brown (environmental wastes), and Blue (water and air quality issues). Further he presented inputs for the strategic planning 2020 – 2024; one of them is the forest management unit (KPH) development. There is a strong urgency to accelerate the development of KPH in the regards of: achieving KPH autonomy, increasing the quality and competence of KPH, facilitating the development of forest management planning (RPHJP), and integrating social forestry in the KPH area.
At the end of the meeting, participants were requested to provide input on strategic issues and achievements using a Feedback Form , which then will be compiled by the Planning Bureau for the next meetings. There will be a series of meetings to prepare the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Strategic Plan 2020 - 2024. FORCLIME plays a significant role in supporting the MoEF preparing its strategic plans for several years, and will continue to support in the future.