Midcourse manoeuvres: Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in Indonesia

This study forms part of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. This report tries to analyse how extractive, large-scale agricultural projects and industrial and infrastructure projects have impacted communities in Indonesia. It also looks at the efforts made by the communities in mitigating the impacts faced by them and the results of these efforts.


Midcourse manoeuvres: Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in India

This study forms part of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. It is an attempt to understand the lived experience of people affected by land use change and related conflicts in India. Equally, if not more importantly, this research seeks to analyse what affected people do when such conflicts arise. What are the strategies they adopt and what kinds of remedies do they seek? Further, what drives these choices?

Midcourse manoeuvres: Overview report

The following is the overview of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. It is organised as a set of three country chapters and detailed case studies from each country. The study analyses primary data on land use approvals for mining, hydropower, industrial estates and plantations over the last three decades in these countries as these sectors have caused large-scale land transformations. The approvals have been analysed for temporal, regional and sectoral trends in land use change. The study also draws from an extensive body of land use studies done by government, academics, international donors, investor coalitions and non-governmental organisations.

i) Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in India

ii) Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in Indonesia

iii) Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in Myanmar

Protecting Forests in Indonesia: Legal Options in Land Zoned for Agriculture

Over the past several years, commitments and pledges on ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) have been made throughout the Indonesian palm oil sector, primarily in response to pressure from NGOs and the public. The NDPE pledges aimed to transform an industry with social and environmental challenges into one that works for people, nature and business. … Companies with NDPE policies whose non-forest land (APL) concessions hold forests, peatlands, and other high conservation value (HCV) areas have a commitment to protect these areas, but to date have largely been unsure how to do so. This paper presents several legal options for moving high conservation stock (HCS) forests and HCV areas in APL land into protection.


Africa Transforming: Scaled Up Financing for Scaled Up Ambition

The Africa Transforming series shares stories from Africa that demonstrate the ambitious development agendas that African countries and communities are driving to affect change and inspire others. Development partners are strongly supporting the World Bank Group in matching this ambition. Our financial and technical support is scaling up successful approaches and backing innovative new ones to accelerate progress and catalyze Africa’s transformation. Africa Transforming highlights some of the many people, places, and activities making a difference on the ground.

GLF Bonn 2018 Donor Report

The Global Landscapes Forum Connecting for impact: From commitment to action took place at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 1-2, 2018. More than a thousand delegates attended in person and another 13,739 joined the conversation online.

Connecting for impact is central to activities at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), a movement begun in 2013 by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Bank and UN Environment. GLF has since expanded into a partnership of organizations engaged in conversations on sustainable forest management techniques. Leading scientists and experts from universities, the private sector, public finance institutions, governments and activist groups attended.

Outcome statement of the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum: Connecting for impact: From commitment to action

The outcome statement for GLF Bonn 2018, featuring the key insights and takeaways from the event that took place December 1-2.

Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessments in Post-Crisis Countries

This Guidance Note was drafted to document lessons learned in the three project countries and in doing so, it provides a step-by-step practical guide for countries in post-crisis situations to undertake Integrated SEAs. The Integrated SEA approach builds upon current SEA practices, while placing greater emphasis on integrating disaster risk and climate change impacts into a participatory data collection, mapping and planning process. This publication provides practical guidance on how to manage the process of assembling data and obtaining consensus from a wide range of actors to produce robust and widely accepted ‘Opportunity Maps’ for sustainable reconstruction and development. Recommendations from Integrated SEA processes should aim to be institutionalized into formal land-use planning processes. As such, Post-Crisis Integrated SEAs can be considered a bridge between post-crisis humanitarian action and sustainable development planning.

Gendering Climate Initiatives : REDD+ Impacts on Perceived Well-Being

This brief presents results and recommendations based on work carried out by CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+ on the gendered impact of the implementation of 16 REDD+ initiatives across six countries: Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Peru, Tanzania and Vietnam.

Transforming REDD+: Lessons and new directions

Constructive critique. This book provides a critical, evidence-based analysis of REDD+ implementation so far, without losing sight of the urgent need to reduce forest-based emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change.

REDD+ as envisioned has not been tested at scale. Results-based payment, the novel feature of REDD+, has gone untested. International funding (both public and private) remains scarce, and demand through carbon markets is lacking.

Better national enabling conditions. Over 50 countries have included REDD+ in their NDCs and developed national REDD+ strategies. REDD+ has improved countries’ monitoring capacities and understanding of drivers, increased stakeholder involvement, and provided a platform to secure indigenous and community land rights – all key conditions for addressing deforestation and forest degradation.

Modest forest and social impacts. Local REDD+ initiatives have achieved limited but positive outcomes for forests. Well-being impacts have been modest and mixed, but have proved more likely to be positive when incentives are included.

National coordination, with a positive narrative. Forest-based mitigation strategies must now be mainstreamed across sectors and levels of government. A strong positive narrative on how forests contribute to economic development and climate goals could boost forest-based mitigation, in spite of the current political uncertainties in key emitting countries.

Evolving REDD+ and new initiatives. REDD+ has evolved, and new initiatives have emerged to support its broader objective: private sector sustainability commitments, climate-smart agriculture, forest and landscape restoration, and more holistic jurisdictional approaches working across legally defined territories.