The Government of Indonesia has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26% below business as usual levels by 2020 independently and up to 41% with international assistance. Many initiatives have been taken at both the local and national levels to help meet this commitment and ensure its implementation. One of these efforts is the bilateral parnership with the Government of Norway on reducing GHG emissions from deforestation, forest degradation, and peatlands.
One of the essential components for ensuring GHG emissions reductions is a credible and transparent Measurement, Reporting, Verification (MRV) system. The Indonesian National Carbon Accounting System (INCAS) is a Government of Indonesia system designed to support Indonesia’s emissions reporting requirements for forests, including MRV for REDD+. It is currently being supported by the Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP), with funding and technical advice provided by the Government of Australia.
This report has been prepared as an output from the collaboration between the REDD+ Special Team of UKP4 and REL Team of Central Kalimantan Province to help meet interim reporting requirements between the Government of Indonesia and its partnership with the Government of Norway on REDD+. This report shows measurement analysis of annual historical GHG emissions (2000-2009) from deforestation and the decomposition of peat in Central Kalimantan (as the first REDD+ pilot province) using a simple approach. The report was prepared by the INCAS Team in FORDA (Forestry Research and Development Agency), with support from program partners, especially LAPAN (National Institute of Aeronautics and Space) and the Directorate General of Forestry Planning.
‘Interim Estimates of CO2 Emissions for Central Kalimantan’, was produced by the Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP) through the INCAS program of support funded by Australian Aid. Design & layout by: Stella Pong. Copyright: Research and Development Center for Conservation and Rehabilitation, Forestry Research and Development Agency (Indonesia).