“REDD+ initiatives in Indonesia is conducted in stages which would not trigger any for of interference to societal lives nor issues of national interest.”
The reduction of greenhouse gas emission from the forestry sector and land use, commonly referred to as Reducing Emssion from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is a global mechanism which involves positive incentives for developing countries such as Indonesia to protect their forest covers.
For Indonesia, such mechanism serves as a momentum for a wider and more fundamental change which exceeds issues of forest carbon emission. REDD+’s implementation requires cross-sectoral coordination in regards to land use, as well as numerous other supporting sectors. Integration between the public and local-scale private sector agendas are needed in order to accommodate both the national interest and Indonesia’s concern regarding global issues, both of which have become the underlying grounds of consideration in the formulation of REDD+ National Strategy.
REDD+ initiatives in Indonesia is conducted in stages which would not trigger any form of interference to societal lives nor issues of national interest. REDD+ strategic program are designed to create preconditions and kickstart the initial processes of fundamental changes necessary to support REDD+ in reaching its success and hasten its implementation in REDD+ partner provinces.
REDD+ strategic program is oriented towards enhancing the effectivity of sustainable landscape management, implementing an economic system of sustained utilisation of natural resources, and conservation as well as land rehabilitation; in addition to alterations of the preconditions which will enable the achievement of the three REDD+ Indonesia objectives. Since its initiation in 2010, REDD+ initiative in Indonesia has also contributed in safeguarding its pioneering breakthroughs in the improvement of Indonesia’s forest governance such as the Satu Peta (One Map) initiative, license moratorium, compliance audit, conflict resolution in national parks as well as safeguarding the means of recognition and protection of indigenous communities.
By the transition phase, REDD+ Indonesia has prioritized the implementation of several programs with the objective of actualizing the vision of REDD+ Indonesia. REDD+ Indonesia Vision is promote the sustainable management of forest and peatlands as national assets which can be used optimally for the prosperity of citizens. The implementation of REDD+ in Indonesia during this transition focus on prevention of peatland and forest fire, legal reformation, conflict resolution, recognition and protection of indigenous communities, social forestry and community engagement.