Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME)
APPROACH/FIELD OF INTERVENTION
- The Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) comprises the following four strategic areas:
- National and Regional Policy Framework
Strategic Area 1 of FORCLIME 4.0 (TC Module) encompasses policy advice and support for the preparation and improvement of regulations and planning documents for sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation at both the national and sub-national levels. These activities encompass policy advice and support within several key areas, specifically: forest governance, climate change (REDD+ and NDC targets), conservation, FMU policies and regulations, fiscal compensation, gender-related policy and the harmonisation of national and regional regulations.
- Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
FORCLIME and the Government of Indonesia are working together in order to achieve sustainable forest management (SFM) through the cementing of sustainable economic, technological and social values. FMUs are offering a vital public service in order to achieve these goals and are working alongside community-based forest management schemes and with the full support of FORCLIME within the districts of Jayapura and Merauke in Papua, Tambrauw and Sorong Selatan in West Papua, and the Lore Lindu Biosphere reserve in Central Sulawesi.
- Human Capacity Development
FORCLIME engages in human-resource capacity development at the national and sub-national levels within the context of sustainable forest management, community welfare and emissions reductions. FORCLIME’s approach to human resources encompasses policy, education and training. The latter two approaches are primarily pursued through training centres located in Bogor and Makassar, as well as a number of local universities.
- Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Watershed Management Within the Lore Lindu Landscape/Biosphere Reserve
FORCLIME is working to create an integrated management system within the Lore Lindu Biosphere reserve that encompasses FMUs, agriculture, development areas and villages. Through support for conservation within this vital biosphere, sustainable forest management, community welfare and emissions reductions are all being dynamically addressed.
FORCLIME’s work in Lore Lindu is in line with government policies and international conventions on biodiversity and the conservation of ecosystems. FORCLIME will work with its partners within the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve in order to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches in terms of their impact upon the environment and local communities. Said approaches will also be compared with best-practice examples from other Indonesian biosphere reserves in order to put a firm foundation in place for future policies and initiatives to build on.
Jan 2021 - Dec 2023