Indroyono also mentioned the commitment to support the achievement of Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030. This commitment means that the absorption of GHG from the forestry sector and land use (forestry and other land use (FOLU) is balanced or even higher than the emissions.
Indroyono hopes that the existing cooperation can be expanded in the future not only on a Business to Business (B to B) scale but also between the Indonesian government and Germany, the country where the FSF office is based.
Robet Burmann said the collaboration with APHI is a great opportunity for all parties to develop sustainable forest management involving local communities.
“This is an opportunity for all of us to develop our business as well as improve the welfare of the local community,” he said.
FSF is already running a plantation forest development scheme involving communities in Central Kalimantan.
Under the cooperation with APHI, the location of plantation forest development will be directed at Lampung, Bangka Belitung, South Sumatra, and Jambi.
“We are developing a scheme that cares about climate change, improving living standards, protecting biodiversity which includes the welfare of society and industry,” added FSF Director Hernica Rasan.
Meanwhile, Setyo Wisnu Broto hopes that through this collaboration, the export performance of light wood can continue to be positive.
“This cooperation will solve problems from upstream to downstream. Whoever can control the supply chain, he will control the market,” he said.
Setyo Wisnu revealed that within a year at least 15 million cubic meters of Indonesian light wood from the Jabon and sengon species have been exported abroad.