Aceh Indonesia

The project supports the sustainable management of the Gunung Leuser ecosystem on Sumatra. The primary aim of the project is to balance the needs for conserving biodiversity with those of the population. The project provides infrastructure to the protected areas’ administrative bodies and advises them on setting up new structures and improving existing ones. New GIS systems boost the planning and monitoring ability of the regional planning authorities. The project works together with the municipalities to develop land-use plans in order to improve the living conditions of the local population and avoid conflicts. Borders are being defined between areas to be used by the population and protected ones. Measures involving agroforestry and communal forests create additional income for the population and reduce the pressure on land in the national park. Furthermore, the project addresses the conflicts between people and wild animals (e.g. elephants and tigers), with grant amount € 8,499,414.

PartnersKfW Entwicklungsbank
Initiative TypeProgram
Initiative StatusUnder implementation, will be end by 2020

This project is funded by the German government to the Government of Aceh for Biodiversity conservation and climate protection activities in Gunung Leuseur ecosystem.Based on the Letter of the Ministry of Finance no.S-103 / MK.7 / 2015 dated July 14, 2015 of EUR 4,194,714 Or Rp.67.115.424.000

With details:

2016 - EUR 300,000

2017 - EUR 1,429,714

2018 - EUR 1,621,000

2019 - EUR 844,000

The project focuses on South Aceh district, Kota Sebulussalam and Aceh Singkil regency, or in the district directly adjacent to Gunung Leuser Aceh National Park.

Funding SourceKfW
Funding AmountEUR 4,194,714
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusOngoing

The project is financed by the EU of 6.5 million USD, with GIZ as the Executing Agency.The objectives of this project are the coordination of FMU capacity, the development of climate change campaigns in the regions as well as the need for the management of forest protection for FMU areas 1,2,4 and Tahura forests in Aceh Province.This project will run until 2019.

Funding SourceGIZ
Funding Amount$6.5 million USD
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusOngoing

Support to Indonesia’s Climate Change Response – Technical Assistance Component (SICCR-TAC) is a partnership between the Government of Indonesia and European Union (EU) in addressing climate change. The project is implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, represented by the Directorate General of Climate Change. SICCR-TAC began in February 2016 and will be completed in January 2019.

The overall objective of the project contributes, in an effective and coherent way, to the achievement of the REDD+ strategy by designing provincial REDD+ strategies and mainstreaming them into existing development planning frameworks.

The project will design strategies to generate valuable experiences for further regional and national discussions by contributing lessons learned from the field to the national and international exchange on REDD+ experiences.

The focus of the project is on building the capacity of the Government of Aceh in its effort towards low-carbon/low-emission economic development in the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector. The Environment and Forestry Services of Aceh Province is main local stakeholder. One of the project’s main activities is strengthening Forest Management Units (FMU) as local units for sustainable forest management in Aceh.

SICCR-TAC is implemented by GIZ together with the consortium partners SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and AHT Group, with grant amount € 6.5 million.

PartnersGiZ, SNV Netherlands, and AHT Group
Initiative TypeProgram
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation, will be end on December 2018

Tetra Tech is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LESTARI project, which supports the Government of Indonesia to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon-rich, biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems.

Deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia are a result of a complex dynamic of political, economic, and institutional drivers. On three of Indonesia’s largest islands, Tetra Tech’s project activities target six strategic areas including Aceh, Central Kalimantan, and Papua landscapes.

Through LESTARI, Tetra Tech applies a landscape approach that combines conservation objectives and low emissions development strategies. This approach improves land use governance, enhances protected areas management and protection of key species, and increases commitment from the private sector for more sustainable business practices.

Working with key private sector, government, and community stakeholders, the LESTARI project has resulted in an increase of policies, laws, regulations, and procedures to support low emission development, forest conservation, and sustainable forest management to be enforced at all levels. Tetra Tech has helped develop models for successful integration of district, provincial, and national low emissions development and forest conservation strategies, which also have been shared at all levels of government and with other key stakeholders.

LESTARI’s influence resulted in the introduction of three public policies that address the changing climate and biodiversity. In addition, 971 people received training in natural resource management and 120,551 people were reached with targeted information about project activities.

Tetra Tech has helped LESTARI reclaim more than 8 million hectares of forest and put them under improvement management, including the critical orangutan forest habitat, which reduces the threat of poaching.

LESTARI also assisted with a 41 percent decrease in CO2-equivalent emissions, helping Indonesia decrease GHGs and increase forest and key species conservation.

PartnersTetra Tech – USAID Lestari
Initiative TypeProgram
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation, will be end by 2020