Lessons From Indonesia: building a nature-based economy through jurisdictional approaches

14 Nov 2020

HOST: Sustainable District Association (LTKL)

The Sustainable Districts Association of Indonesia (LTKL) is a collaboration forum established and managed by Indonesian district governments to promote sustainable land and resource use through collective action. The forum – comprising nine ‘Kabupaten Lestari’, or sustainable districts – supports governments with the development and implementation of jurisdiction-wide sustainability policies, strategies and programs.

This session hones in on LKTL’s CommuNature initiative, a district-level effort to spark a bioeconomy via the implementation of nature-based solutions. The initiative centres on income and livelihoods generation via the production of value-added goods from raw materials only available in healthy ecological areas within the districts (forests, river basins, lakes, agricultural areas and coastal regions).

Following an insightful discussion on the project’s aims, implementation and progress, panelists close the session with the launch of the first LTKL jurisdictional profile for Sintang in West Kalimantan.

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): biodiversity, economy, ecosystem services, finance, Indonesia, jurisdictional approach, nature-based economy, nature-based solutions, Sintang, West Kalimantan

Location(s): Indonesia

  • Sustainable District Association (LTKL)


  • Eka Chandra Buana

    Director for Macro Planning and Statistical Analysis, Indonesia Ministry of National Development Planning

  • Musrahmad

    Founder, ExploreSiak

  • Amy Duchelle

    Senior Scientist in the Climate Change, Energy & Low Carbon Development Team , CIFOR

  • Florentinus Anum

    Head of District Government Sintang in West Kalimantan , Province of Indonesia

  • Nurdiana Darus

    Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever Indonesia

  • Sanjiv Louis

    Investment Director for SE Asia, Sail Ventures