The Indonesia Marine and Climate Support (IMACS) is a four-year project that is aimed to improve marine resources management in Indonesia. IMACS is working to strengthen the management capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and local government, enhance local communities and the private sector engagement through open and transparent governance, and provide technical support for key activities that support marine resources management and communities’ empowerment.
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Globally, the impacts of climate change and society’s response are significantly affecting resource tenure governance, the rights of communities and people, and their livelihoods. In turn, resource tenure and property rights issues are widely recognized as crucial in the success of many climate change-related initiatives.
By maintaining and protecting 101,000 ha of rainforest in the provinces of Jambi and South Sumatra, the first areas to be designated for ecosystem restoration in Indonesia, some 15.2 million tonnes of CO2 are to be securely stored over a 30-year period to serve as a model for how inactive production forest licences can be applied to a further 24 million ha of rainforest.
The project supports the development of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs), improved land-use planning on the part of the Indonesian provincial and district governments and effective fisheries management. The objective is to preserve ecosystems along the coastlines of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia, already threatened by overfishing, pollution, non-sustainable coastal zone development and climate change.
LAMA-I will support Indonesia’s global leadership in reducing land-based emissions through an integrated NAMA/REDD+ approach by strengthening capacity for local governments to combine development and spatial planning and to synergize climate-change mitigation and adaptation actions through multiple stakeholder negotiations. A recent Presidential Decree mandates all local government levels to develop plans as part of Indonesia's NAMA, but capacity to do so is unevenly distributed.
Summary: This project under the overall umbrella of the VGGT will serve to develop the capacity of stakeholders to implement improvements to tenure arrangements and thereby promote food security and sustainable development. The project is implemented in 19 countries, namely Malawi, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Mali, Uganda, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire; Myanmar, Nepal, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia; Kyrgyzstan; Guatemala, Colombia.
Framework support to RRI, a global coalition of international, regional and community organizations dedicated to raising global awareness on forest policy and tenure reforms to achieve goals of poverty alleviation, biodiversity and forest-based economic growth. The overall objective of the project is to reduce poverty, enhance well-being and strengthen democratic governance and development in forest areas of developing countries.