FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
The Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province conducted a meeting with the relevant parties playing an important role in the Forest Management Unit (KPH) development in East Kalimantan Province. The event held from May 7 to 11 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, was one of meeting series related to the preparation of the KPH Business Strategic Plan, including drafting the Short-term Forest Management Plan (RPHJPd) and developing trading commodity plan. Through the meeting series, participants are expected to be able to improve their insights and practical knowledge and skills, so that FMUs can do business independently. 50 participants taking part at the event were representatives from the Provincial Forestry Service, KPHs in East Kalimantan, the technical implementation units of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Regional Council on Climate Change, Mulawarman University, and some NGOs operating in East Kalimantan. This meeting was conducted by the East Kalimantan Forest Service in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported by TNC and GIZ.
For more information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical Adviser, Sustainable Forest Management and, Coordinator Berau District
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Management Unit
As part of processes of evaluation and ratification forest management plan, the Forest Management Unit (KPH) Berau Tengah presented its long-term forest management plan (RPHPJP) in the presence of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry's Verification and Validation Team on May 8, 2019 at the Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jakarta. The team consists of directors related to KPH development. Following the meeting minutes, all available documents still needs adjustment and improvement. Within 15 (fifteen) working days, the improved document should be submitted to the Director for the Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) for approval process.
The KPH Berau Tengah in East Kalimantan province covers the area of ± 336,987 hectares, which is dominated by production forest. One of the KPH Berau Tengah potentials is the karstic mountain which stretches from the north to the south with its mountain peaks and karst caves which become tourist destinations, i.e. the Ketepu Peak, Nyadeng Lake, Beloyot Cave.
On 27th March 2019, the Governor of North Kalimantan enacted Governor Regulation No.7 Year 2019 regarding the Regional Action Plan for Green House Gas Emission Reduction (RAD GRK) of North Kalimantan. In his capacity as RAD GRK coordinator, submitted the document to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Head of the National Planning Agency (BAPPENAS).
The RAD-GRK document is a guideline for all actors in North Kalimantan province, both government and non-government agencies, in preparing their programme activities to achieve the target of emission reduction under the coordination of the regional planning agency (BAPPEDA). Objectives of the developed document are as follows: (1) To develop cross-cutting GHG emission reduction planning; (2) To develop appropriate strategies for GHG emission reduction; (3) To provide information on local investment opportunities related to climate change mitigation activities; and (4) To increase capacities, roles, and responsiveness of the local agencies, organizations, human resources to climate change mitigation issues. The document has been designed and printed, and available on FORCLIME website.
"Join efforts by FORCLIME and RAD GRK Working Group have been done, such as the calculation of GHG emission baseline; emission projection as a basis to determine the Reference Emission Level (REL); and data input into the national platform for monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PEP) through an online system. In addition, the BAPPEDA and RAD GRK Working Group prepared a low carbon development plan (PPRK) for North Kalimantan Province.", said Mr. Teddy Kusuma from BAPPEDA of North Kalimantan.
For more information, please contact:
Mohammad Sidiq, Province Coordinator North Kalimantan
Wandojo Siswanto, Senior Advisor for Forest and Climate Change Policy
Lenny Christy, Technical Advisor GELAMAI