Starting in 2019, Tropenbos Indonesia involves in a project called “Working Landscape, Promoting sustainable use of forests and trees for people and climate”. This project promotes climate smart landscapes in the tropics and contributes to climate change mitigation, adaptation, improved livelihoods and environmental integrity, which are crucial to support the achievement of the world’s commitment to Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This project aims to increase number of people who have secure access to natural resources, adopt climate-smart practices, and involved in inclusive governance and business arrangements. Direct contribution to improved landscape governance and land-use practices and livelihoods is expected to reach over 19 million ha of forested landscapes across six countries that will have relevant impacts to more than 200 million ha of areas in Southeast Asia, West and Central Africa, and Latin America.
Indonesia will be one of the six countries to implement this project besides Vietnam, Ghana, DR Congo, Suriname, and Colombia. The implemented strategic
priorities will include generating knowledge, building capacities, and facilitating informed dialogue which leads to impacts. Targets of activities focus on women, indigenous community, famers and producer organizations.
Collected documentation of best practices related to forests, trees, and climate change will be submitted as recommendation to national decision and policy makers and to support national multi-stakeholder dialogues to clarify relations between adaptation, governance, FLEGT and REDD+, as input to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) revision and implementation processes. The intended outcome is the adoption of the revised NDCs that has been operating within the concept framework of climate-smart landscapes.
The objective of the proposed programme is to promote transformational change towards climate-smart landscapes in the forested tropics, to help achieve the climate goals as defined in the Paris Agreement, while also contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.