Update on REDD+ and Mitigation-related Initiatives from Forestry Sector in Indonesia : Role of Science and Lessons-learned from the Ground

A session by Research, Development and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Date : Friday, 10 November 2017
Time : 10.30 – 12.00
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 23, Bonn Zone, Bonn, Germany

 

Mitigation actions from forestry sector, including through REDD+ mechanism,  has been acknowledged  as major and important part of mitigation actions from various sectors in many countries, especially those who has significant areas of forests. Policy, science, and practices has been a ‘trilogy’ that contain interlinkage in managing forest and land-based resources in the world. In tackling the growing climate change issues, colllaboration among the aspects of policy, science/reearch and practices is an important issue that occurs in many places.

In the aspect of policy, committment and willingness by Government has been fundamental in providing direction in managing the relevant actions and supports related to climate change issue. Polictical support from Parliament is also essential in developing related policies as well as supporting the practical activities in the field. Meanwhile, research could provide support from scientific aspect, to give a neutral advice and reccomendation for the policy developed by the Government. Furthermore, experiences and lessons learned from the practices on the ground could leveraging actions in tackling the adverse impact of climate change (in thiss session is taking the examples from land-based practices), as well as helping in giving example on how we could use supports in appropiate manner.

This session will : (i) update on REDD+ national policy, (ii) discuss the support from Parliament for tackling climate change issue, especially from forestry sector; (iii) discuss  importance of forest MRV and share knowledge and experiences in developing a system to support forest MRV as a tool for mitigating climate change and enhancing national forest sector management capacity; and (iv) share experiences and lessons learned from forestry and land-based management practices / related initiatives on the ground that have potential to support the climate change mitigation actions .

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