Public and Private Partnership in Forest Landscape Restoration Program
A session by Belantara Foundation
Date : Thursday, 9 November 2017
Time : 09.00 – 10.30
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 23, Bonn Zone, Bonn, Germany
The Paris Agreement has identified forest restoration and conservation as a key pathway to achieving national carbon reduction targets. Increased national commitments to support these types of programs are key, but achieving an end to deforestation and the degradation of rainforests cannot be achieved only by public actors nor only by private actors. Nowadays, it is vital to leverage the potential synergies between public sector policy and investment with the capacity of the private sector, by creating a new model that facilitates effective public-private, essentially a multi-stakeholder partnerships. As it requires to actively engage multi-stakeholders in the landscape, such as NGOs, local governments as well as communities who are essentials in enriching the effectivity of the forest restoration initiatives.
This panel will discuss the examples from the public-private partnerships in building and sustaining successful forest landscape restoration programmes across Indonesia, and its role in effectively identifying solutions to the use, management, conservation, and restoration of forest landscapes that present environmental, economic, and social benefits. Pilots of partnership amongst the Belantara Foundation, involved local governments, implementing NGOs, and the local communities will be presented.
Furthermore, a new small-scale agroforestry model developed by Arsari Enviro Industri will also be discussed. The model involves the creation of massive amounts of permanent and better-paid jobs for local people that are employed in coordinated units of agroforestry based reforestation activities. The mixed plantings are designed in such a way as to optimally capture light, preserve nutrients, prevent erosion while providing constant jobs and income from a range of activities and products over the 15-year growth cycle. The rehabilitation of degraded forests through this approach also contributes to biodiversity conservation and significantly increased carbon sequestration.