Closing Remarks

Creating sustainable solutions for international development

Part I: Climate-Resilient Development Framework The Climate-Resilient Development Framework facilitates the integration of climate considerations into development planning and policy-making by helping development and sectoral planners and decision-makers identify, evaluate, select, implement and adjust actions to reduce climate vulnerabilities. The framework is premised on a ‘development-first’ approach, which ensures that efforts to address climate stressors…

The Importance of forests for ensuring food – and nutrition security

In Indonesia, home to the world’s third largest rainforest, many villages are located in or near forest areas. Fifty percent of the villages located in forest areas are vulnerable to food insecurity. The food- and nutrition security of people living in and near forest areas is directly dependent on forests. Forests are crucial sources of…

Barriers and bottlenecks: How to bring innovative management practices to scale in Indonesian palm oil

The Indonesian palm oil industry is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation in business practices. Campaigns led by critics have created unprecedented demand for upstream producers to mitigate social and environmental impacts. Producers are responding, and growing numbers are now treating impact mitigation as a core facet of their investment strategy and operational planning. This reflects…

Toward the regeneration of tropical peatland societies: Establishment of an international research network and proposal for its future

This project focuses on global environmental issues relating to tropical peatland that are now causing serious fires and haze problems across Indonesia, especially in Sumatra. Tropical peat swamp forest is a fragile ecological system and a reservoir of huge amounts of carbon and water in global terms. Tropical peat swamp forest is a type of…

Sustainable cocoa production in agroforestry systems linked to low carbon emission economic development

Indonesia is among the largest cocoa producers in the world, with a cocoa seed production of 845,000 tons in 2010, and the Government of Indonesia wants Indonesia to become one of the world’s leading cocoa producers. The growth of Indonesia’s cocoa production over the past three decades has been remarkable, with an annual average increase…