InfoSAWIT, MADRID – Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 warded that palm oil plantation developments make deforestation. “The government of Indonesia has done corrective things to postpone the deforestation including the palm oil plantation expansion,” Vice Minister of EF, Alue Dohong said when speaking in “Sustainable Food and Land Use Systems for A Cool and Healthy Planet” in the Pavilion of Green Climate Fund – Global Environment Facility (GCF-GEF), Monday, 9 December at local time (Madrid).
Alue clarified some statements from developed countries which accused that Indonesia develops palm oil and makes deforestation and increases the carbon emission.
He also said that in the last several years, Indonesia published palm oil moratorium policy in the natural forests and peat. The moratorium is now permanent.
“Indonesia also published palm oil moratorium, urged the implementation of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), besides running the smallholders’ replanting program, and increasing the productivity by planting superior seeds to implement the sustainable plantation,” he emphasized as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
He also mentioned that Indonesia has changed the forest cultivation approach from wood – base to the landscape – base to solve the issues which make deforestation out of the forest regions.
The paradigm change has increased the advantage of the forest which focuses not to the wood only but also the environmental service and the supports of sustainable supply chains.
The landscape approach which is supported by jurisdiction approach is hoped to increase the restoration and rehabilitation of the degraded areas to maintain the procurement of forest and environmental service, and increase the inclusivity of the sustainable forest cultivation by involving the stakeholders in wider scopes, such as, the local people, the private by incentive system development.
When ending his speech, Alue said that Indonesia would cooperate with the other stakeholders, including GEF to show that the ambitious climate action in forest and land – bases could be reliable and possible to do in many places. (T2)