A village member of the REDD+ Safeguards and Profit Sharing mission in Jambi Province, Indonesia. CIFOR Picture/Icaro Cooke Vieira

This weblog presents preliminary outcomes of our analysis on REDD+ mitigation measures in Jambi Province, Indonesia; The outcomes have been offered and validated in Jambi in November 2022 with key stakeholders.

Conservation measures launched below the Lowering Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program goal to handle potential impacts on Indigenous Peoples and Native Communities (IPs and LCs). However how do these safeguards work and what boundaries can they block?

Protections have been designed in numerous methods, from boundaries in opposition to dangerous results (“do no hurt”) to mechanisms that would enhance the well-being and livelihood of IPs and LCs (“do higher”). As a part of the CIFOR-ICRAF World Comparative Research on REDD+ (GCS REDD+), we’re investigating the design and implementation of REDD+ mitigation measures in Indonesia, Peru and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our purpose is to grasp how safeguards have been applied, study what boundaries exist to their implementation, and supply classes on find out how to tackle these boundaries.

On the nationwide degree, we reviewed authorized paperwork and interviewed consultants to grasp the standing of recognition and safety of ethnic and area people rights within the context of REDD+. On the sub-national degree, we mix our long-term engagement with REDD+ in Indonesia with an intensive literature evaluation and interviews with stakeholders skilled in conservation actions associated to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) initiative in East Kalimantan and the BioCarbon Fund mission within the province Jambi.

In Jambi, our interlocutors included non-governmental organizations (NGOs), authorities actors and college researchers, in addition to representatives of teams that could possibly be affected by REDD+ tasks.

REDD+ safety measures in Jambi

Jambi was one of many provinces chosen for REDD+ demonstration actions, with 4 websites by 2014: Berbak, Bukit Tigapuluh Nationwide Park, Harapan Rainforest and Durian Rambun Village Forest. Jambi may also turn out to be the positioning for voluntary carbon markets for REDD+ tasks together with Bujang Raba Fee for Ecosystem mission (2014-2020) organized by NGO community Komunitas Konservasi Indonesia (KKI) Warsi and Durian Rambun mission ( 2013–2020), coordinated by Fauna and Flora Worldwide.

Following the event of the REDD+ Safeguards Data System (SIS REDD+) on the nationwide degree in 2011, Jambi grew to become one of many provinces piloting SIS REDD+ after sub-national governments dedicated to growing a REDD+ technique and motion plan on the provincial degree. The province additionally participated in an early trial of PRISAI (Prinsip, Kriteria, Indicator, Safeguards REDD+ Indonesia) in cooperation with KKI Warsi.

At the moment, actions in Jambi below the BioCarbon Fund should adjust to its safety framework with the intention to obtain outcome-based funds. Jambi has set a goal of decreasing CO2 by a minimum of 14 million tons by 2026 for a complete fee of US$70 million. In contrast to East Kalimantan, Jambi acquired US$13.5 million in pre-investment funding to implement emission discount actions. This has funded REDD+ preparedness within the province, together with technical help for compliance with World Financial institution safety necessities. Help included the event of a typical process on safeguards for mission implementation and pointers for implementing Free, Prior and Knowledgeable Consent (FPIC). Thus far, FPIC has been applied in 170 villages, with 60 extra to hitch the method in 2023.

As with different points of offering safeguards, Jambi develops draft laws for the popularity of communities of behavior and has established a suggestions and redress grievance mechanism. As well as, though the doc on the benefit-sharing plan has but to be finalized, discussions are ongoing on the provincial degree on the share of advantages and the procedures for distribution for atypical and native communities.

The Workshop: Easy methods to Help Accessibility of Advantages for IPs and LCs?

Preliminary analysis outcomes have been offered at a workshop with REDD+ stakeholders on November 24, 2022 in Jambi. The workshop facilitated alternate on benefit-sharing and defending the rights of IPs and LCs, together with the influence of REDD+ on livelihoods. Organizations representing and related to communities highlighted the significance of making certain that advantages attain communities and that the benefit-sharing mechanism is clear and clearly defined to all stakeholders.

The top of the mission administration unit defined that particular areas comparable to nationwide parks and a few forest administration models have been chosen as targets for the interventions. Nonetheless, the advantages will probably be accessible to related court-level stakeholders (together with the villages who haven’t been in a position to share their emission discount efficiency through the interventions) as a part of authorities help to enhance their livelihoods.

The subsequent step for this system is to undertake a capability improvement course of for its beneficiaries, targeted on supporting their efficient participation in program design, and to develop and submit proposals for the actions that will probably be funded by this system’s outcome-based funds.

Individuals recommended involving civil society organizations as impartial observers for the general program, in addition to supporting communities with the programme’s suggestions and grievance mechanism.

Jambi has discovered classes from the FCPF’s implementation program in East Kalimantan. Regardless of implementing comparable safety requirements, East Kalimantan’s FCPF program differs when it comes to: the group of this system (e.g., the readiness section was led by the multi-stakeholder discussion board Dewan Daerah Perubahan Iklim); the operationalization of protecting measures (e.g. FPIC was applied by an NGO); and stakeholder involvement (e.g. lack of personal sector engagement). Additional analysis may also concentrate on the comparative evaluation of the implementation of safety measures between the 2 provinces.

Assessing the potential of Safeguard requirements

Our preliminary evaluation of safeguards associated to the BioCarbon Fund initiative in Jambi recognized potential to help additional advances in social inclusion inside the authorities system. For instance, this system has inspired a better concentrate on gender equality in participation. The BioCarbon Fund initiative has additionally supported the event of a draft native recognition regulation.

Our analysis on conservation measures seeks to grasp if and the way they’ll help transformative rights-related change in forest-based initiatives. We are going to proceed to replace our evaluation as a part of the GCS REDD+ engagement with safeguards and supply evidence-based suggestions for a rights-based REDD+ that advantages forests and the people who find themselves their stewards.


For extra info please contact Ade Tamara (a.tamara@cifor-icraf.org), Nining Liswanti (n.liswanti@cifor-icraf.org) or I Wayan Susi Dharmawan (iway028@brin.go.id)


This analysis is a part of CIFOR’s world comparative research on REDD+ (www.cifor-icraf.org/gcs). Funding companions who’ve supported this analysis embrace the Norwegian Improvement Cooperation Company, the Worldwide Local weather Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Atmosphere, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Security and the CGIAR Analysis Program on Forests, Bushes and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA) with monetary help Help for the CGIAR Fund Donors.

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