Coordination of BAPPENAS (National Development Planning Agency) and MoEF (Ministry of Environmental and Forestry) for the implementation of the NAP-SPO

SEPTEMBER 16,2019

Jakarta – NAP-SPO is being processed to be legalized. The support of related Line Ministries, by commitment and initiatives, are eagerly needed. Budget allocation is the major concern of line ministries commitment in the implementation of NAP-SPO, in this case the budget allocation of NAP-SPO at the Ministry of Environmental and Forestry (MoEF) in coordination with BAPPENAS. NAP SPO within the scope of MoEF divided into two categories, they are environmental issues and forestry issues. The issue of reducing GHG (Green House Gases) emissions in oil palm plantations through improving the standard guidelines for the calculation and inventory of carbon deposits and greenhouse gas emissions in oil palm plantations. The Directorate General of PPI, MoEF took the initiative to create workflows in the stages of the program with a timetable and to break down each activity into sub-activities, by compiling / refining guidelines in 2020, training in 2021, and implementing MRV in 2022-2024. At present, the budget has not been allocated because of the limited budget available. Directorate General of KSDAE, KLHK focuses on the protection of Essential Economic Zones (KEE) and technical guidelines for monitoring the implementation of High Conservation Value Areas and allocates them to the 2020 budget plan.

BAPPENAS in the RPJMN also supports low carbon programs. Regarding oil palm, the focus will be on community oil palm, specifically the intensification program with the target of increasing productivity so that there is no land expansion and more sustainable. BAPPENAS will act as coordinator to record every activity proposed by MoEF and its budget allocation.

The MoEF’s Planning Bureau, is currently preparing the Strategic Plan for 2020-2024, so that there is an opportunity to include NAP-SPO activities in the Strategic Plan specifically on strategic objectives 1. MoEF is strongly committed to Wildfire by conducting training, in this case will work closely with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Every activity that has been planned by MoEF, needs to be considered so that there is no overlap between activities at the national (national) and regional (provincial and district) levels with the establishment of the main duty and function in Presidential Instruction No. 8 / 2018 concerning "Delays and Evaluation of Palm Oil Licensing and Increased Productivity of Palm Oil Plantations". In the regulation stated the MoEF and local government have set tasks, for example in the data collection. In the case of this data collection, which is the task of the regional government in Presidential Instruction Number 8/2018 is the main task, and MoEF's tasks are complimentary.

The status of oil palm plantations, especially those indicated in the Forest Zone is being completed by MoEF throughout working group following up Presidential Instruction Number 8 year 2018. MoEF took the initiative to collect data when there were community proposals that proposed oil palm data collection related to social forestry activities. Social Forestry can be submitted by the applicant (in this case oil palm growers) if it meets the requirements set by the regulation.

Of particular concern is that the NAP-SPO activities that have already entered the MoEF’s program must be categorized as whether they are routine or have specific characteristics. In order to be anticipated for the 2021 budget year, and also be separated from the activities in 2020.