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by Happy Tarumadevyanto – Stakeholder Engagement – Certification Specialist

Currently, the issue of Climate Change is a concern that has received a lot of attention and is closely related to the governance of forestry. Forestry governance is more than important in terms of planning, implementation, monitoring, and implementation evaluation, and policymaking in forestry governance in this country.

Many things affect climate change, such as the consumption and production of materials for the needs of human life. Therefore, the forestry sector itself is increasingly pressured by the emergence of various human activities, increasing human population, and consumption that have to set aside forest resources for their other production activities.

The industrial revolution has spurred technological developments and triggered a continuous production process regardless of the carrying capacity of nature. Besides the pragmatical issues of forest management,  the more interesting one is forestry governance, which stems from the decision-making process and forest management policies.

The forestry sector, which plays a role in the upstream and downstream places, requires careful handling in the context of its active participation in reducing the world’s temperature.

Upstream Forests

Upstream forest management is literally an effort to maintain forest resources responsibly. 

Improving forest management from upstream is aimed at providing opportunities for forest managers from the community, government and private sectors to improve responsible management. Responsibilities for early management mean maintaining efficient forest management areas, maintaining managed areas or their boundaries in a sustainable manner, and increasing local community participation in management. In addition, maintaining good relations with local governments and encouraging policies towards sustainable management.

Responsible management of upstream forest resources is an effort that needs continuous handling. In the midst of a fairly rapid rate of economic growth, the Upstream Forests become the foundation in providing diverse sources of life, from environmental services to resources that can be enjoyed directly by humans.

Maintaining responsible management means that decisions in management become a reference in the current empirical management.  

These improvements include inventory, planning, implementation of forestry activities [both in the form of exploitation and rehabilitation including conservation activities], as well as outputs in the form of evaluation and monitoring of forest resource management.

Down Stream Forests and Forests Supply Chain

Many efforts have been made by the government and community groups in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

With the support of important sectors, The Forestry Sector will contribute to reducing the adverse impacts of climate change by implementing various programs and dynamic activities.

Therefore, the Forestry Sector needs to prove its pro-active involvement and contribution to climate change.