In recent years, forest rehabilitation and restoration has drawn attention for its potential in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing carbon sinks, while protecting the environment and supporting development outcomes. Indonesia is the third-largest tropical forest country in the world and has undergone immense deforestation over distinct phases in the past 70 years. Indonesia must substantially decrease land use and forestry emissions to meet its climate targets, which are enshrined in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. Forest rehabilitation and restoration is central to the government’s climate policy and drives Indonesia’s plan for the forest and land-use sector to become a net carbon sink by 2030.
Sebijak Institute (Research Centre for Forest Policy and History Studies) Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and the European Forest Institute (EFI) are organising a virtual event to disseminate the findings of a study on forest restoration and rehabilitation.
The study resulted in a working paper and policy brief that describe the historical developments of forest rehabilitation and restoration in Indonesia and analyse contemporary legal and policy issues. They also identify barriers to achieving Indonesia’s ambitious forest rehabilitation and restoration targets and formulate strategic recommendations for government agencies, NGOs and the private sector. In doing so, the study aims to support efforts to achieve Indonesia’s NDC.
The event, titled ‘The dynamics of forest restoration and rehabilitation in Indonesia,’ will be held in Bahasa with simultaneous English translation.