Making knowledge work for forests and people
Information and knowledge about the landscape approach for participatory land use planning at the communal level was shared during the kick-off workshop “Landscape Approach for Land Use Planning in Gung Re commune, Di Linh District” jointly organized by Tropenbos Viet Nam, the Sustainable Trade Initiative/the Initiative for Sustainable Landscape (IDH/ISLA) and the People’s Committee of Di Linh district on 12 April 2017.23 mars, 2017
In the presence of the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, representatives of the Dutch timber trade, processing and retail sector, civil society, trade unions and the Dutch government, signed the Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management agreement. This will strengthen the business case for the sustainable management tropical forests, ensure international responsible business throughout the timber value chain, stimulate the market demand for sustainably produced timber and the simplification of administrative rules regarding the use of sustainably produced timber.23 mars, 2017
Signing of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management’ agreement - Den Dolder, the Netherlands, 22 March 2017 - In the presence of the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, representatives of the timber, construction, furniture and retail industries, trade unions, civil society and the government, signed an agreement that will promote sustainable forest management and further strengthen international corporate social responsibility in the entire timber supply chain.
Since the introduction of the High Conservation Values (HCV) concept in the 1990s, many HCV areas have been identified in forest concessions, oil palm plantations and other production areas. HCVs within production areas make a significant contribution to protecting and maintaining the entire landscape.
Almost 500 management units — involving around 1 million ha of land comprising natural forests, pulp plantations and oil palm plantations — have defined and manage their HCV areas. By implementing the HCV approach, the plantation industry can reduce its negative impacts. And if sustainable practices can be imposed on the management units of the plantations, this could benefit all the stakeholders at the landscape level.
Oil palm plantation owners and forest concessionaires are starting to realize the importance of HCV implementation. This is partly due to the requirements for complying with certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil system, and the Forest Stewardship Council, which set standards for sustainable management practices. Since the HCV areas found in production areas may be affected by plantation management, companies are required to identify, manage and accommodate them in their planning and management operations.
Mainstreaming High Conservation Values (HCVs) has been the major focus of the Tropenbos International Indonesia Programme since 2008. TBI Indonesia assists management units of oil palm plantations and forest concessionaires to identify and assess HCV areas.
TBI Indonesia also supports and promotes the HCV concept through the High Conservation Value Network Indonesia.
2008 - 2016
Programme Director TBI Indonesia