The INAFOR 2021 will stream on forest and environment management while supporting Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs, thereby, the general theme may has “Greener Future: Environment, Disaster Resilience, and Climate Change”. It is also an opportunity to promote the Indonesian’s and other countries’ work on improving environment on the ground, and to showcase success at the implementation, put sciences is in place. Pandemic COVID-19 is now become a global challenge to generate efforts for survive. The critical given that forests and environments, also broader landscapes are important to stakeholders giving efforts to achieve their SDGs targets.
The five streams have flourished through INAFOR activities and in response to partner’ and participants’s engagement and priorities. These five subthemes form a starting point for the selection of discussion. These streams are:
Stream 1. Emerging Environment Quality for better living
This stream would be discussing how to preventing, handling, also restoring environment quality; encompass: monitoring air quality, water, coastal water; monitoring of environment utilization performance of business and relevant activities; circular economy, handling pollution and environment; mercury and medical wastes and disposal; reducing domestic waste and plastic waste; reducing mercury utilization, processing hazardous materials and medical waste and disposal; ex mining lands contaminated hazardous materials; marine litter coastal and marine degradation. The keywords: environment quality, circular economy
Stream 2. Managing forest and natural resources, meeting sustainable and friendly Use
The stream 2 would be talking about how to governing forest/natural resources, conservation, biodiversity, and landscape, here are: reducing deforestation, peatlands ecosystem & restoring peatlands, rehabilitation for mangrove, restoration ex mining, reclamation, revegetation, rehabilitation, modern nursery; watershed management; forest products and processing;
preventing biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, restoring habitat and enhancing population of endangered species, eco-riparian, biodiversity of flagship species; preventing forest fire, environment services, prioritized tourism destinations. The keywords: sustainable, health ecosystem
Stream 3. Enhancing resilience capacity of disasters and climate change
The stream will discuss how to protecting vulnerable areas; also supply water in climate risky spaces. The topics may would be also: sensor system, develop realtime monitor, handling post disaster, rehabilitation & restoration in term of disaster, climate resilience, adaptation with disaster, carbon, either hydro-meteorological or climate change disasters. The keywords: resilience, disasters
Stream 4. Engaging social economic of environment and forestry, better social welfare
Discussing to attempt how to achieve social welfare from forestlands, valuing economics of forest, mediation & law enforcement, discussing about social forestry, social awareness and stake holders capacity, resettlement at forest state, forest state & lands distribution, and customary forests, village forest, community forest, customary forest, partnership forest, gender participation, enhancing forest community welfare and the opportunities. Further topics are regulating/institutionalizing natural resources and environment either central or local government permit system, conflict resolution, palm in forest, monitoring, governing natural resources and environment; also would be discussing criminal justice, civil justice, mediation mechanisms for law enforcement process. The keywords: social forestry, economic values, mediation, law enforcement
Stream 5. Cutting COVID-19 transmission, handling health and economic impacts
Discussing to attempt how to cutting COVID-19 transmission, also handling those economic impacts particularly for marginal group. The topics would be preventing spread of COVID-19, producing nature/forest medicine for COVID-19, initiating vaccine, developing COVID-19 protocol, and relevant matters. The keyword: COVID-19.