Indonesia

The Ministry of Forestry Indonesia and UN-REDD jointly organized a workshop on Tree Allometric Equation on 23 July 2012 in Bogor, Indonesia. As a follow-up of the training on Allometric Equation in Viet Nam last June,researchers and technical staff discussed plan of actions to improve quality and coverage of allometric equation in Indonesia. Over 35 participants from the Ministry of Forestry, research centers, unversities and NGOs attended the workshop. Read more.

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The National UN-REDD Programme Management Unit in Indonesia organised a workshop on multiple benefits of REDD+, 25-26 July, supported by UNEP in the pilot province Central Sulawesi. The objective was to raise awareness of the importance and potential of multiple benefits under REDD+. Opening sessions were given by the Ministry of Forestry and head of the provincial Forestry Council. UNEP-WCMC gave an overview of REDD+ multiple benefits, their economic values, and how to integrate them in REDD+ planning. 56 participants attended from the provincial REDD+ sub-working group, the provincial Forestry Council and various universities and NGOs.
RECOFTC, with support from UN-REDD through UNEP, has released a series of  "Country Assessments on REDD+ Capacity Building Services". The assessment focuses on the strengths and weaknesses and identifies the gaps in capacity building services being provided against Asia-Pacific countries’ REDD+ readiness needs. Full report for Indonesia is available to download along with an updated policy brief, to bring together the findings from across the region. Read more here.
 

The 4th Programme Executive Board (PEB) Meeting of the Indonesia UN-REDD National Joint Programme was held on the May 22 in Jakarta, Indonesia.  The Board approved a four-month extension of the Programme (July to October) and requested a detailed workplan outlining concrete deliverables with timelines, which aims to align and integrate outcomes into a larger national framework and strengthen the partnerships with other agencies. Read the TORs here.

In the context of its work on multiple benefits from REDD+ under the UN-REDD National Programme for Indonesia, UNEP-WCMC is advertising a short-term consultancy to develop a cross-sectoral analysis of policy and legislative frameworks that are relevant to aspects of REDD+ implementation related to land use in Central Sulawesi province. The deadline for applications is 8 June 2012. View the Call for Tender.
 
The second UN-REDD Asia-Pacific Regional Information Exchange Meeting will be held in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, 19-20 April, 2012, on the subject of measures to ensure the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Read more details on the meeting here.

 

 

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The Center for People and Forests' guidebook on Free, Prior and Informed Consent in REDD+ is now available in Bahasa Indonesia. Their other publication"Climate Change, Forests, and You," a resource for community level facilitators to provide explanations about the basics of climate change and the role of forests,  is also now available in Indonesian.

A working meeting on indicators for the Participatory Governance Assessment for REDD+ (PGA) in Indonesia will take place in Bogor on 14-15 February. The aim of the meeting is to provide technical guidance and input to strengthen and finalize the indicator set of the PGA.Read more.

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The UN-REDD Programme in Indoensia has released a report on Central Sulawesi's Readiness to Implement REDD+ after 2012 along with a Q & A on UN-REDD Programme Indonesia's Pilot Province: Central Sulawesi to shed more light on the Provincial REDD+ Working Group's efforts in the pilot province. Read more on the Working Group.

 

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Download the UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia Semi-Annual report 2011.

Following the finalization of the Information, Monitoring and MRV Action Plan presented to government, NGO and UN stakeholders in June 2011, the purpose of this mission (26 to 30 September 2011) is to 1) follow up on further queries on the action plan, and 2) introduce the concepts of Reference Emission Levels and Reference Levels (REL/RL) for REDD+. Read more

 Read the first evaluation of deliverables in the Indonesia-Norway REDD+ Partnership established in May 2010.

This video produced by the UN-REDD Programme, Indonesia gives an overview of their national programme and steps taken so far to better manage the forest resources and contribute to the global fight against climate change. Watch the video.

Speaking at a forestry conference in Lombok, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, head of the Indonesian President’s REDD+ Task Force, said the government would immediately work to implement a decade-old law that requires recognition of adat or customary rights. The effort will include developing a land tenure map so government agencies can better understand how communities are using land and delineating the legal status of the Indonesia's forest area. Read full article.

On the first day of her three-day trip to Indonesia, UNDP chief Helen Clark traveled to Central Kalimantan, where she met with local officials to discuss their plans for REDD+ pilot initiatives. Read more

Following communications between the UN Secretary-General and Pak Kuntoro, head of Indonesia's National REDD+ Task Force, the Secretary-General has requested a high-level mission to Indonesia to discuss UN support for the Task Force. Read more

Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan launched on Monday Indonesia's official Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program website, www.redd-indonesia.org.

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November 2011:

-Australia eyes carbon credits from Indonesia's forests (See article in Jakarta Post)

September 2011:

-Indonesia to launch REDD+ agency to tackle deforestation (See article in Mongabay)

August 2011:

-Indonesian Forests Play Role in Global Emissions (See article in Jakarta Post)

July 2011:

-REDD+: A pathway to prosperity (See article in Jakarta Post)

May 2011:

- Indonesia signs Moratorium (See article in Jakarta Post)

- Clarity about Indonesia's logging moratorium (See article in Mongabay)

The UN-REDD Indonesia Programme kicks off its provincial activities with a formal launch in Palu, Central Sulawesi. Read press release here
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