Ministry of Environment and Forestry presents its SDG achievements
In an effort to disseminate its achievements in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during 2021, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) held a series of meetings on 13 - 14 March 2022 in Bogor, West Java. The hybrid (online and offline) meetings were supported by FORCLIME and were opened by Prof. Dr. Winarni Dien Monoarfa on behalf of the Secretary-General of the MoEF. More than 400 participants attended the meetings, who were primarily representatives from the ministry office.
During the meetings, presented achievements towards the SDG goals, as follows:
- The Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM), represented by Dr. Ir. Ayu Dewi Utari, M.Si and Drs. Teguh Prio Adi Sulistyo, M.Si., affirmed that they had restored some 300,346 Ha of peatland across seven provinces and had planted 34,911 Ha of mangroves across 32 provinces during 2021. These projects had involved input from some 34,594 workers. All of these BRGM activities were aligned with efforts to achieve the following SDGs: Goal 13 (Climate Action), Goal 14 (Life Below Water) and Goal 15 (Life on Land).
- The Directorate-General (DG) of Sustainable Forest Management (PHL), represented by Ir. Misran, MM., presented its achievements for 2021, particularly in relation to Goal 15 (Life on Land), which the PHL addressed through the planting of 457,036 Ha in areas covered by Forest Utilization Business Licenses or Perizinan Berusaha Pemanfaatan Hutan (PBPH) – Natural Forest, as well as in relation to Planting Forests, Ecosystem Restoration/Carbon Sequestration (RAP-Karbon), Perum Perhutani and forest management units.
- The DG of Watershed Management and Forest Rehabilitation (PDASRH), represented by Ir. Sri Handayaningsih, M.Sc., presented its achievements in relation to watershed management maintenance (Goal 1 – No Poverty, Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 13 – Climate Action), as well as in relation to forest rehabilitation and reclamation, land rehabilitation and soil and water conservation (Goal 6 and Goal 15 – Life on Land), forest plant seeds (Goal 6), inland water damage control (Goal 6), and protection forest management (Goal 15). The PDASRH also succeeded in achieving the advanced category/predicate for 13 Protection Forest Management Units.
- The Inspectorate-General, represented by Ir. Noer Adi Wardojo, M.Sc., presented its achievements in terms of the monitoring and increased accountability of apparatuses operating within the environment and forestry sector, which aligned with Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
- The DG of Waste Management and Hazardous Waste (PSLB3), represented by Drs. Sayid Muhadhar, M.Si., presented its SDG achievements, particularly in relation to Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) through the management of 14,773,283.29 tons of waste produced domestically and by businesses, markets, public facilities and so on. The PSLB3 also presented its achievements in relation to Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), through a decrease in the use of mercury to 15.74 tons or 31.48% of the baseline target of 50 tons, as well as the management of 60,074,421.64 tons of hazardous waste (B3).
- The DG of Pollution and Environmental Damage Control (PPKL), represented by Ir. Sri Parwati Murwani Budisusanti, M.Sc., presented its achievements in relation to Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), which involved the boosting of the environmental-quality index to 71.45, the water-quality index to 52.82 and the air-quality index to 87.36; Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) through the construction and operation of Air-Quality Monitoring Systems (AQMS) across 41 cities and ambient air-quality monitoring; Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) through the Company Performance Rating Program for Environmental Management, alternatively known as PROPER; Goal 14 (Life Below Water) through coral restoration and the monitoring of maritime debris; and Goal 15 (Life on Land) through the development of artificial wetlands, and land and peatland restoration.
- The DG of Climate Change Management (PPI), represented by Novia Widyaningtyas, S.Hut., M.Sc., presented its achievements in relation to the SDGs, specifically Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) through a decrease of 42.12 ODP tons in the consumption of ozone-depleting materials; Goal 13 (Climate Action) through the active updating and management of the Data and Information System on the Vulnerability Index (SIDIK), as well as a decrease of 65.90% in GHG emissions within the forestry and waste sector (verified) and the selection of 313 locations for the Climate Villages Program; and Goal 15 (Life on Land) through a decrease of 21.76% in the overall sizes of forest and land fires within provinces prone to fire.
- The DG of Forestry and Environmental Planning (PTKL), represented by Dr. Hanif Faisol Nurofiq, presented its achievements in relation to Goal 15 (Life on Land) through the reaching of a PHTL (Proporsi Kawasan Hutan terhadap Total Luas Lahan) or Proportion of Forest Area to Total Land Area level of 64.05% and an Indeks Tutupan Hijau Pegunungan (ITHP) or Mountain Green Coverage Index of 97.51%.
- The DG of Law Enforcement (GAKKUM), represented by Dr. Sugeng Priyanto, presented its achievements in relation to Goal 14 (Life on Land) and Goal 15 (Life Below Water), which involved ensuring that the ecosystem remains safe from crime, disturbances and threats; Goal 5 (Gender Equality), which involved ensuring that the law is applied fairly across all peoples, genders, individuals and companies; Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), which involved ensuring that cases of water and soil pollution are resolved through the application of Administrative Sanctions, Criminal Law Enforcement and Civil Law Enforcement; Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) through the improvement of legal compliance by business actors operating within the energy sector; and Goal 13 (Climate Action) through law enforcement in relation to forest and land fires, which has been implemented on an intensive basis since the occurrence of the first major fire back in 2015.
- The DG of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership (PSKL), represented by Ir. Erna Rosdiana, M.Si., presented its achievements regarding the preparation of social forestry areas and the handling of tenurial conflicts and indigenous forests in relation to Goal 1 (No Poverty); Goal 2 (Zero Hunger); Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); and Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities); as well as its development of social forestry business and environment partnerships through the conferring of legal status upon customary law communities in line with Goal 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions); and management support and other technical activities (environmentally friendly utilization activities and partnerships with local stakeholders) in line with Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and Goal 17 (Partnerships for Goals).
- The DG of the Environmental and Forestry Instrument Standardization Agency (BSILHK), represented by Dr. Nur Sumedi, presented the BSILHK’s research achievements in relation to Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15. The BSILHK’s mandate is to ensure that forestry businesses and natural resource utilization activities that have implications relating to environmental quality and forest sustainability can be well-controlled terms of Sustainable Development.
- The DG of Human Resources Extension and Development (BP2SDM), represented by Drs. Ade Palguna Ruteka, presented the BP2SDM achievements in relation to Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and Goal 13 (Climate Action), have which become Goal Indicators. In this regard, data sources at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry now derive from the BP2SDM Agency and the hope is that said indicators will aid in the development of institutions/communities that implement the Community Defense Movement for the Environment.
- The DG of the Conservation of Ecosystem Natural Resources (KSDAE), represented by Suharyono, S.H., M.Si., M.Hum., presented the KSDAE’s achievements in relation to Goal 14 (Life Below Water) through the management of 12 protected marine areas that amount to a total area of 4,330,684.10 Ha; and Goal 15 (Life on Land) through the implementation of an inventory of a total of 24,246,110.64 Ha of High Conservation Areas (HCV), as well as the management of 4,134,067.08 Ha of National Parks, increasing the populations of 25 priority species included on the IUCN Red-List Index, data collection in relation to the hunting and illegal trading of wildlife, and the prevention and control of invasive foreign species.
During the meetings, Prof. Dr. Winarni Dien Monoarfa reminded attendees of the importance of proper documentation. In line with this principle, the results of the meetings on MoEF achievements on the SDGs for 2021 will be included in a book that is being supported by FORCLIME. The book is expected to be published by June 2022.
For more information, please contact:
R. Rizka Dewi Zuleika, Junior Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management
Mohammad Rayan, Technical Adviser for Cross-Cutting Issues and Conflict Management
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy and Climate Change