FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
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.
In July 2018 the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Kapuas Hulu Utara in West Kalimantan and FORCLIME TC conducted a campaign for forest and land fire prevention.
During the dry season from May to September, Forest Management Units in Indonesia are required to inform the rural population about forest and land-fire prevention and to monitor compliance with forestry legislation.
Considering the Asian Games, which will take place from 18 August, the prevention of forest and land fire is currently of particular importance: Air traffic in Indonesia should not be impaired by the formation of smoke from major slash-and-burn operations.
Therefore, the FMU Kapuas Hulu Utara set up information panels regarding forest and land fire prevention in the immediate vicinity of the village administrations and along roads in 17 villages of Embaloh Hulu and Lanyak counties. This should hold primarily farmers -who practice slash-and-burn management – to reduce the amount of slash during the dry season to a minimum.
The FMU Kapuas Hulu Utara and FORCLIME work closely with the village leaders to ensure a positive response from the population. Furthermore, the FMU Kapuas Hulu Utara documented burned areas on critical land surfaces.
Further information campaigns in five other districts are planned until the end of August.
For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Development Adviser for Forest Management Unit
From July 25th, 2018 the Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum Kapuas Hulu is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR) as it has been approved as a new biosphere reserve in the 30th Session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme UNESCO on 23 to 28 July in Palembang, South Sumatra.
On his remarks, the Regent of Kapuas Hulu expressed his expectation that the status not only conserves two national parks, Betung Kerihun and Danau Sentarum, but also can give positive impact to the improvement of local people's welfare at Kapuas Hulu Regency.
Kapuas Hulu Regency is located in West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, and has been designated as Conservation Regency since 2003. 65% of the region covers with forests: conservation, protected, production forests. More than two hundred thousand people are dependent to forests. The locals make a living from the eco-tourism, non-timber forest products such as agarwood, wild honey, arowana fish. FORCLIME has been supporting sustainable forest management related activities in Kapuas Hulu district since several years.