April 30-May 3, 2014

Bali, Indonesia

In recent years, considerable progress has been made in securing tenure rights for forest communities and building their institutional capacity, but no Indonesian community REDD+ projects have been certified under international standards . Recognizing this, a group of NGOs including: LATIN, WARSI, TEROPONG, SSS Pundi, Watala,KBCF, SCF, Tiga Beradik, Yayasan Palung, PADI, Samdhana, and Transform, met together at a capacity building workshop held in Bali.. Facilitated and organized by Community Forestry International (CFI), ICCO, Kpshk, Kemitraan, Ford Foundation, and Flora and Fauna International (FFI) the workshop helped clarify requirements for REDD+ project certification under the Plan Vivo Standard.

During the workshop, representatives from Plan Vivo, UK were able to meet with project developers to create a pipeline of certified, high quality community-based PES/REDD+ projects and establish a timeline for certification. The most advanced Indonesia PES/REDD+ projects have been identified in West Kalimantan, Jambi, Lombok, and Java as appropriate candidates for Plan Vivo certification and intend to complete this process in 2014, with additional projects to follow from South Sulawesi, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, and West Sumatra. The meeting included representatives from the REDD+ Agency and the Ministry of Forestry to facilitate future national integration of community REDD+ projects. A secretariat will be established in Bogor to better coordinate the efforts of NGO project developers.

This CFI initiative will create the first Indonesian portfolio of certified community REDD+ projects helping catalyze the emerging national carbon market. The Plan Vivo standard recognizes the important environmental and socio-economic benefits generated by community forest managers, creating certificates to be sold to corporate socially responsibility (CSR) buyers. Consistent with national REDD+ strategies, Plan Vivo certification ensures that payments for environmental services (PES) are channeled directly to rural communities that conserve and restore the nation’s endangered forests.

Indonesia Community PES Support Project  click here