Sintang District, West Kalimantan, Indonesia: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • Sintang holds 1.3% of Indonesia’s forests, including the biodiverse Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park.
  • Forest areas (protected & production) cover 59% of Sintang’s area; but the district has one of the highest rates of degradation, deforestation, & fires in West Kalimantan
  • District economy is dominated by land & natural resource-based sectors, especially agriculture, increasing the chances of forest loss & degradation
  • Sintang’s commitment to be a Sustainable District strengthened via Sustainable Palm Oil Regional Action Plan (RAD-KSB) & Sintang Lestari Regional Action Plan (RAD-SL)
  • Multiple multi-stakeholder fora (e.g., SekBer, FOKSBI) in the district bring together stakeholders to carry out sustainability initiatives


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