Six Governors Formulate Strategies to Rescue Forests


Jakarta, Jubi – Governors from six provinces met to formulate a strategy and a road map to rescue forests.

The Governor of West Kalimantan as well as coordinator of the  Task Force on Climate and Forests (GCF) Cornelis said on last week, that formulation on strategy and the road map as a follow-up or commitment as agreed in the Declaration of Rio Branco

“In Paris, we will submit this together with the head of state at Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015,” he said.

He said from the results of the meeting in Jakarta, the GCF members have agreed to unite step in implementing these commitments. They agreed to carry out some action plans for the Rio Branco Declaration.

The work plan is firstly to strengthen the Forest Management Unit (KPH), control the use of space, and governance permission. Secondly, to build partnerships with the private sector to ensure the supply chain commodity sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Third, to ensure low emissions development inclusive with active involvement of indigenous peoples and farmers who live in and the surrounding forest area.

In this meeting, there were head of the Forestry of Aceh, governor of West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan and West Papua and the head of the Papua Province BPLH .

In the Declaration of Rio Branco, he said we agreed reduction deforestation by 80 percent by 2020.

By using the referral deforestation 2001-2009 and the long – term support decent performance-based funding either through market sources as well as sources of non-market. Six provinces of

GCF target deforestation reduction from an average of 323 749 hectares (ha) to an average of 64 749 ha per year in 2020 (*)