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Diperlukan Pendampingan Komprehensif untuk Akselerasi Perhutanan Sosial

Diperlukan Pendampingan Komprehensif untuk Akselerasi Perhutanan Sosial

UPAYA akselerasi perhutanan sosial jangan sampai hanya berkutat pada target kuantitas luas lahan. Hal itu juga perlu memperhatikan kualitas program yang tujuan utamanya untuk meningkatkan kesejahteraan masyarakat.

Sementara itu, peneliti Center for International Forestry Research (Cifor) Herry Purnomo mengingatkan pengelolaan perhutanan sosial, selain memerlukan pemetaan lahan, juga membutuhkan pemetaan sosial. Pemetaan sosial berguna untuk mengetahui kapasitas masyarakat lokal dalam mengelola hutan agar target kualitas yang hendak dicapai terpenuhi. Hal itu dilakukan demi menghindari pemanfaatan lahan yang tidak sesuai dengan aturan.(Dhk/H-2)


Soal Pembiayaan Sawit Berkelanjutan, Bank di Indonesia Harus Perhatikan Hal Ini

Soal Pembiayaan Sawit Berkelanjutan, Bank di Indonesia Harus Perhatikan Hal Ini

Soal pembiayaan sawit berkelanjutan, bank di Indonesia harus memperhatikan setidaknya 11 hal ini. “Tujuannya supaya bank-bank aware,” kata Director Indonesia Operations Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Tiur Rumondang hari ini saat kegiatan diskusi dengan media di Jakarta.

Tiur mengemukakan hal tersebut berkenaan dengan laporan setebal 34 halaman bertajuk Mengelola Risiko Kelapa Sawit: Laporan Singkat untuk Pemodal. Laporan tersebut diteliti dan ditulis oleh Jan Willem van Geulder (Profundo), Agus Sari (Bentang Alam Indonesia dan World Agro Forestry Center-ICRAF), dan Pablo Pacheco (Center for International Forestry Research-Cifor).


Ebola outbreak linked to forest loss

Ebola outbreak linked to forest loss

News of an Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak strikes fear not only in Africa where it originates, but around the world. In humans, the virus produces severe symptoms such as bleeding from the eyes, nose and mouth, loss of consciousness, seizures and eventual death. With no known cure, governments must rely on prevention and control strategies to contain new outbreaks.

But in a new study, scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Spain’s Universidad de Malaga and other partner institutions have uncovered a vital piece of the Ebola puzzle — when and where outbreaks can occur.


Are ‘no deforestation’ commitments working?

Are ‘no deforestation’ commitments working?

Using LANDSAT satellite data to observe annual changes in forest area and annual expansion of industrial plantations, scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are assessing the impact of corporate commitments to stop deforestation on the island of Borneo.

Borneo, a landmass shared by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. But forest fires and land conversion for logging, plantations and infrastructure development have reduced the island’s old-growth forest area by 30 percent since 1973.


Restoring Indonesia’s Peatlands for Bioenergy

Restoring Indonesia’s Peatlands for Bioenergy

In collaboration with the government of Central Kalimantan, a series of workshops kicked off in the provincial capital, Palangkaraya, with experts from environmental NGOs, donor organizations, research institutes, and government agencies.

Himlal Baral, a scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR, was at the workshop to present new research into the potential of restoring degraded peatland for bioenergy and food production.

 


Increasing the logging and export potential of Cameroon

Increasing the logging and export potential of Cameroon

To ensure that only legally sawn wood is used in the country the Center for International Forestry Research has started a campaign

Cameroon is well known for being an international timber exporter, and as Africa’s largest exporter of tropical wood to the European Union. However recently domestic timber trade seems to be slowing down. According to Forestry researchers, Cameroon, which boasts of 20 million hectares of forest, which a great portion of the national territory, tends to ignore its domestic timber market and trade in its national forest policies. As a result, the country’s forest is left at the mercy of illegal loggers and traders who on an annual basis record extremely high volumes of trade. But the sector’s economic, environmental and social impacts are being evaluated now by government as well as private organizations.


Fact-Checking CIFOR On Indigenous Rights

Fact-Checking CIFOR On Indigenous Rights

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) held a press conference during COP 23 in Bonn to launch a new publication, “Rights abuse allegations in the context of REDD+ readiness and implementation.”

But the research underlying this sensationalistic headline is fundamentally flawed. Not only is their publication factually wrong in many places, but the peer-review process failed to identify numerous weaknesses in the analysis. A rights-based approach for REDD+ was already enshrined in the UNFCCC COP 19’s decision on the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ in 2013. One could argue that it actually goes even further back to the Cancun Safeguard decision at COP 16 in 2010.


Alih Fungsi Lahan Ancam Potensi Karbon dari Hutan Bakau

Alih Fungsi Lahan Ancam Potensi Karbon dari Hutan Bakau

Sebagai negara tropis, Indonesia memiliki sebaran ekosistem bakau terluas di dunia. Tercatat, dari 16,53 juta hektare bakau di dunia, lebih dari 20 persen atau 3,49 juta hektare hutan bakau tumbuh di sepanjang 95 ribu kilometer pesisir Indonesia. Dari luasan itu, sejumlah 1,67 juta hektare dalam kondisi baik dan 1,82 juta hektare hutan bakau dalam kondisi rusak.

Menurut data Center for International Forestry Research atau CIFOR, saat ini ekosistem bakau mengalami tekanan dengan ancaman laju degradasi yang tinggi mencapai 52 ribu hektare per tahun. Ancaman tersebut berupa alih fungsi lahan untuk industri, permukiman, tambak, pencemaran limbah domestik, limbah berbahaya lainnya, illegal logging, dan lain-lan.



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