A Pathway toward Low Greenhouse Gas Emission
A session by the Association of Indonesia Forest Concessionaires
Date : Thursday, 10 November 2016
Time : 13.00 – 14.30 GMT
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 22, Marrakech, Morocco
Meeting Indonesia’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement will require the engagement and active role of all stakeholders. The private sector under APHI’ coordination plays a key role in supporting the Government of Indonesia in ensuring that economic development goes hand in hand with climate objectives. One of the key sectors where this is most complex – environmentally and socially – is the forestry sector.
A number of forestry related businesses in Indonesia — which aremembers of APHI — have shifted their business model to be both more inclusive and climate friendly. Many of the approaches have explored how to improve livelihoods of communities and indigenous peoples, while reducing pressure on Indonesia’s forests, including the development of integrated agro-forestry programs and the adoption of landscape planning to ensure protection and production are possible.
Many of the current approaches have been successful as a result of public-private-people partnerships, where the people are the priority.
While there are a number of innovative approaches which can already report on results, there is a need to further explore how these approaches can be scaled up across forest related industries in Indonesia.