West Papua Indonesia

Strategies and Policies

West Papua Provincial REDD+ Action Plan (SRAP) - Published in April 2013, the REDD+ Action Plan  highlights the general condition and issues of forestry, vision, mission, issues, implementation strategies, specific basis, accomplishment measurements, monitoring, reference emission level, and mitigation actions.

Local Action Plan for Greenhouse Gases Emission Reduction (RAD-GRK) – Completed in 2011, the RAD-GRK provides a medium term action plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across sectors in West Papua through 2020. The Projected Business as Usual (BAU) of West Papua Province by 2020 without mitigation action intervention, the forestry sector occupies the largest share of GHG emissions by 98%. The strategy was formalized in 2012 through governor decree.  

Laws and Regulations:

Governor Decree (674/98/III/2012) formation of coordination team to implement provincial action plan on GHG reduction to coordinate, socialization, facilitate, and monitoring of the related activities.

Provincial Forestry Agency - manages and oversees the forestry sector related issues, including policy formulation.

Plantation Agency - controls the non-forest areas land use, plan, and issuance of the permits.

Environmental Agency – has authority over the protection and management of the environment, including climate change related issues.

BAPPEDA - the Provincial Development Planning Agency that coordinates on the policy formulation of the regional development planning with sustainable development and low carbon as the basis

West Papua's Spatial Plan was formalized through the provincial bylaw 4/2013 and covers the period 2013-2033.