MoEF cooperates with WRI to support FOLU Net Sink 2030

Jakarta – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) established a technical partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to support the achievement of Indonesia’s Forestry and Other Land Uses (FOLU Net Sink) 2030 Indonesia. The two of them worked together to elaborate land inventory techniques and methods, through interpretation of satellite imagery and field work.

This collaboration was marked by the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya and WRI CEO, Ani Dasgupta. In her remarks, Minister Nurbaya said, FOLU Net Sink 2030 is the government’s effort to achieve climate goals based on the Paris Agreement.

“Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030 is an important part of Indonesia’s efforts to achieve its climate goals under the Paris Agreement. With nearly 60% contribution to reducing Indonesia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it plays a significant role in fulfilling Indonesia’s obligations toward its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC),” said Nurbaya in a written statement this week.

She stressed the importance of technical cooperation with WRI, particularly in increasing the contribution of tropical forests to reducing GHG emissions. The main objective of this partnership is to collaborate in supporting Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030 Operational Plan towards achieving Indonesia’s NDC targets.

The second objective of the technical partnership is to elaborate land inventory techniques and methods through interpretation of satellite imagery and field work. This partnership will include technical dialogue on FOLU sector monitoring systems, exchange of knowledge and experience to strengthen technical alignment of FOLU sector monitoring systems and collaboration in international forums on issues of mutual interest.

Dasgupta described Indonesia’s target of achieving FOLU Net Sink by 2030 as “ambitious and groundbreaking” and noted that the country “has already made excellent progress toward this target by significantly reducing the rate of forest loss in recent years.”

“We hope to synergize our joint technical efforts to show how Indonesia is progressing toward its globally important climate targets,” said Dasgupta. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: Ministry of Environment and Forestry

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