Indonesia has committed to a 29% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions using only domestic resources and a conditional target of 41% reductions with international support by 2030. Reaching these goals will require effective land management and governance, particularly in areas that have been plagued by conflicts over territorial designations, and a legal framework for recognizing traditional land users.
Earth Innovation Institute is helping lay the groundwork for a transition to low-deforestation, productive rural development by building multi-stakeholder consensus in support of this agenda. We engage private sector actors, such as palm oil companies, in the transition to low-deforestation development by identifying and communicating the corporate advantages of this engagement. We identify opportunities within government programs and policies to foster good land management through proper planning and land classification, a plantation licensing process, environmental monitoring, and law enforcement. And we help secure Indigenous communities’ participation in economic activities through certainty of land tenure. Earth Innovation Institute’s work in Indonesia makes is easier for companies and smallholders in districts progressing to zero deforestation to gain access to both markets and financing.