10 June 2021 Indonesia
Assistance after obtaining a Social Forestry (SF) permit plays a major role in supporting the success of community businesses. "Currently, there have been so many efforts from civil institutions to assist the community to obtain SF permits, but the success of the community (conducting social forestry business) is apparently largely determined by the assistance carried out after obtaining the permit," said Edi Purwanto, Director of Tropenbos Indonesia in the webinar series #19 "Managing the Remaining Forests" held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 which raised the topic "Learning from Forest Entrepreneurs". Present as resource persons in this webinar are those who have played a significant role in strengthening institutions and market access of forest-based community businesses.
16 May 2021 Indonesia
Managing the remaining forest also means managing biodiversity including wildlife, especially the types that are now increasingly rare or even endangered, such as elephants, tigers and rhinos. According to Wiratno, Director General of Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystem (KSDAE), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), various types of protected mammals are also found outside conservation areas, such as in production forest, in oil palm plantation, in rubber plantation, in industrial plantation forest (HTI), and so on. "We are challenged beyond the boundaries of protected areas," he said in the 17th Tropenbos Indonesia webinar series "Managing the Remaining Forests" entitled "Protecting the Archipelago's Animals" which took place on Saturday, 31 April 2021.
29 April 2021 Indonesia
The Indonesian government already has a national climate action plan that includes targets, policies, and various efforts in response to the issue of climate change, as well as contributing to achieving global targets according to the ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2016. "The Ministry of Environment and Forestry ( KLHK) has already committed to do some efforts both in mitigation and adaptation," said Sri Tantri Arundhati, Director of Climate Change Adaptation, Directorate General of Climate Change Control (Ditjen PPI), KLHK in a webinar entitled "NDC & Climate Resilience" organized by Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) on Saturday 17 April 2021.
16 April 2021 Indonesia
MoMo4C is a five-year program (2020-2024) that aims to bring together entrepreneurs, corporates, policymakers, investors and civil society organisations to make green business propositions. This program is being implemented in six landscapes by Tropenbos Ghana, A Rocha Ghana, WWF Cameroon, Ecotrust Uganda, WWF Mozambique, and Tropenbos Indonesia to tackle the impacts and causes of climate change at a landscape level in developing countries, contribute to climate-resilience and (gender) inclusive, sustainable development in the landscapes where they are proposed, and attract investments to implement these initiatives. MoMo4C has an annual award scheme designed to support and develop local businesses that have positive impacts on the economy, livelihoods, and the environment.
09 April 2021 Indonesia
During the long dry season, forest, plantation and land fires occur regularly in a number of regions in Indonesia, including in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, especially in Sungai Pelang landscape (Sungai Pelang, Sungai Besar and Pematang Gadung villages), which has a vast area of peatlands. "In recent years, the issue of forest and land fires (karhutla) has become a national issue and even become an issue between countries. With the vast area of peatlands in Ketapang, prevention of forest and land fires and sustainable peat landscape management practice is very important," said Budi Wardhana, Deputy Head of Planning and Cooperation of BRGM (Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency) in a focused discussion and multi-stakeholder consultation on “Prevention efforts of karhutbunla and improvement practice of sustainable peat landscape management in Ketapang District", which was organized by Tropenbos Indonesia in collaboration with the District Development Agency on Thursday, April 8, 2021.