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Sabah, Malaysia: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

Sabah, Malaysia: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance
  • Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) adopted the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) concept & standards in partnership with private sector & local communities (LC) in 1997
  • Protected areas increased from 0.9 mil ha (2007) to 1.9 mil ha (2016) under the Heart of Borneo initiative
  • Jurisdictional Certification for Palm Oil initiative established in 2015 to certify all plantations by 2025, improve smallholder sustainability & livelihoods
  • Good working relationships across government agencies, private sector, NGOs, researchers & LC, in addition to sensible financing models, ensure the effectiveness of policies & new initiatives
  • Sabah strives to be internationally known for certified timber & palm oil, promoting forest conservation
  • ~900,000 ha (54%) of forests partially or fully certified under FSC & Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC)

Authors: Bahar, N.H.A.

Topic: deforestation, livelihoods, food security, sustainable development, policy, climate change

Geographic: Malaysia

Pages: 2p

Publisher: California, USA; Bogor, Indonesia; Boulder, Colorado, Earth Innovation Institute (EII), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)

Publication Year: 2018

Source: C. Stickler et al. (Eds.) The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability.

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