Reducing emission from deforestation and degradation in developing country becomes national, regional and international issue. The need for SFM to be part of any scheme to reduce deforestation and degradation in the tropics is becoming crucial and important. It is`recognized that SFM will not completely eliminate deforestation problems but SFM will improve forest management and bring economically feasible, ecologically sustainable and socially acceptable management practices. However information on SFM initiatives in enhancing forest based carbon stock, carbon sequestration, and carbon storage in green products in order to reduce GHG CO2 emission has not yet reached the majority of stakeholders/parties globally and particularly in Indonesia.
In light of the importance of tackling the issues above, the project will promote the SFM as an important option for forest based climate change mitigation to reduce emission from and by tropical forest. As first step priority, the proposed project will focus only on intiating multistakeholer processes in developing national strategy to maintain and increase forest carbon stock through SFM implementation.The expected outputs of the project are: (1) Information concerning SFM forest based carbon, C stock, CO2 sequestration, and green products is available; (2) Supporting infrastructure and mechanism to bring additional incentives in implementing SFM as important option in reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation assessed ; (3) Outreach activities to promote public awareness among relevant stakeholders on SFM initiatives in enhancing forest based carbon stock, sequestration, and carbon storage in green products in order to reduce GHG CO2 developed.
After project completion it is expected that strategy will be institutionalized and adopted by various levels to be the programme and action in reducing emission from deforestation and degradation. The successful implementation of the project will generate awareness among local people and other related stakeholders to participate in managing forestland in a sustainable way. Local government, communities and private sector will get incentives from the ongoing effort in implementing conservation and forest management in reducing emission from deforestation and degradation.