The Present and Future of REDD+ Implementation in Indonesia
A session by Directorate General of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
Date : Thursday, 16 November 2017
Time : 10.30 – 12.00
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 23, Bonn Zone, Bonn, Germany
After a long discussion started in 1994 with original idea of reducing emission from deforestation, a significant transformation happened in 2007 during the COP 13 in Bali, where the COP President agreed that REDD+ should become a part of negotiation agenda. Since then, REDD+ has become a topic of discussion of the parties involved. It gained the attention of major developing countries as implementor and developed countries as support providers of the implementation of REDD+ in developing countries. Since COP 13 in Bali until COP 19 in Warsaw, a package of international guidance for REDD+ implementation have been completed, with the adoption of decision called “Warsaw REDD+ Framework”, marked the completion of international guidance for REDD+ full implementation, after a list of 14 decisions related to REDD+ were resulted during the previous COPs.
Later, Paris Agreement from COP21 in Paris (2015), through its Article 5 further articulate and acknowledge the role of forests and sent strong political signal for the full implementation of REDD+ through result-based payment. Until today, there are around 160 countries have ratified Paris Agreement, and around … have submitted their NDCs to UNFCCC Secretariat. Along with this global movement, global stakeholders, particularly those who have been working in the area of REDD+ are looking forward to entering the full implementation of REDD+ and therefore putting great hopes to move forward with the existence of Article 5 of the Paris Agreement. In the same time, global stakeholders is also questioning about the future of REDD+ post Paris Agreement.
Indonesian REDD+, currently coordinated by MoEF, is progressing on some works both in technical and policy, including in FREL, MRV, REDD+ safeguards and SIS-REDD+, and financing aspect; at various levels (national and sub national). Indonesia is also aware of the global issues that may imply the development of REDD+ in future.
This session is to provide updates from varied REDD+-related actors work in Indonesia about the progress on REDD+ readiness for full implementation based on experiences in some developing countries, including the obstacles encountered in achieving result-based payment (in terms of technical preparation, legal and institutional framework, supports, etc.), and discuss the perspectives and ideas on actions taken in order to respond to the globall call , to enable REDD+ to contriute to the committed targets in the current NDCs.