Indonesia’s Sustainable Timber Trade Policy Promotes Climate Change Mitigation

A session by Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Date : Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Time : 09.00 – 10.30 GMT
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 22, Marrakech, Morocco

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Ms. Smita Notosusanto

Governance Adviser for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Indonesia

Smita Notosusanto has worked in the development sector for 15 years focusing on voice and accountability, governance, decentralisation and gender. An Indonesian national, she led an NGO working for Constitutional and Electoral Reform during the political transition in Indonesia from 1998-2002. She served as the Governance Adviser for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Indonesia since 2006 and was responsible for the management and design of DFID’s programmes on decentralisation, anti–corruption, gender and climate change. During her tenure with DFID, Smita has performed evaluation work for DFID in India and Myanmar. She recently performed work for OPM in the multi-country study on Public Sector Governance Reform (2011).

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Dr. Ida Bagus Putera Parthama

Director General Sustainable Forest Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia

Dr. Ida Bagus Putera Parthama currently holds the position of Director General for Sustainable Production  Forest Managementat the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Prior to that, he was the Senior Adviser to the Minister on Natural Resources Economics and International Trade. He was also the Acting Director-General of the Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA), which made him the ex-officio ASEAN Senior Officer on Forestry for Indonesia. His responsibilities have included representing the country in various international, regional and bilateral meetings and conferences on forestry, from working-group meetings within ASEAN to ITTO/ITTC, UNFF conferences at the international level and as lead negotiator with the EU on FLEGT VPA. He held a number of positions at various management levels prior to his current position.

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Mr. Budi Hermawan

General Manager of Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group

Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group (KLI) is a reputable organization with over four decades of experience in Sustainable Forest Management with an integrated timber industry.  KLI manages several forest concessions as a steady source of high quality raw materials for its industries under the Sustainable Production Forest Management Principles, which aim to optimize the production, ecological, and social aspects in a perpetual cycle of growth for the output and productivity of each forest.  KLI holds the certificates for numerous mandatory and voluntary Timber Legality and Sustainable Forest Management including Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System or better known as SVLK.  KLI is one of the early adopters of SVLK certification since July 2010 meanwhile SVLK only becomes mandatory starting January 2013.  KLI mainly produces plywood, garden furniture, and engineered wood flooring with the highest internationally accepted standards of environmentally friendly products serving major international markets in USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

Budi oversees the operation of Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group from log procurement working closely with KLI forest management team, down to factory production operation, and all the way to interaction with customers across the globe to understand the latest trend and regulations in the global wood industry.

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Ms. Giuliana Torta

Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA)