Indonesia–Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP)
On 13 June 2008 the Prime Minister of Australia and the President of Indonesia announced the Indonesia–Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP). This Partnership builds on long-term practical cooperation between Indonesia and Australia.
The Partnership supports strategic policy dialogue on climate change, the development of Indonesia's National Carbon Accounting System, and the trialing of approaches to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in Central Kalimantan.
Key programs under the IAFCP end in June 2013, as planned. The Australian and Indonesian governments have agreed to extend targeted areas of work until June 2014. This includes elements of the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP) which might benefit from additional work in the next 12 months.
In line with recommendations from an independent review conducted in March 2011, the Sumatra Forest Carbon Partnership (SFCP) will not proceed as originally planned. No on-the-ground work has been undertaken on the SFCP.
Results to date
- Over 2.6 million seedlings have been raised for planting in the KFCP area.
- A forest management unit—a key institution for taking over management of REDD+ at the local level—has been legally established in the KFCP area and is developing a 35-year management plan.
- A system for monthly peat, water table and vegetation monitoring has been operational for three years—a critical foundation for peat science, emissions estimation and peatland rehabilitation.
- We have provided livelihood support for local communities by helping farmers improve forestry and farming methods and provided additional income sources for 1,600 households through payments for the raising and planting of seedlings and the blocking of small canals.
- Annual land-cover-change maps have been completed for Kalimantan, Sumatra and Papua Islands, showing detailed forest loss and gain for the period 2000 to 2009.
- A pilot forest carbon accounting system for the island of Kalimantan is in the advanced stages of development. This system is being developed in-line with international best practice guidance and could be applied across Indonesia.
- National partners have developed and published methods for estimating biomass content in Indonesian forests. These have been used to develop a map of biomass content across Kalimantan as part of the pilot system.
- Australia has helped establish IndoFire—a real time, online forest fire monitoring system addressing a major source of carbon emissions. This is helping Indonesian authorities more effectively manage, prevent and suppress fires.
The following documents describe in more detail the Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership initiative*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses. Find out
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Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013