ID04 Green Growth Program Phase III Landscapes (GGP3 Landscapes) 2020-2022

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q4  1 October 2020
End Date q3 30 September 2022
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 10,000,000
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Government of Indonesia: Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of National Development Planning, Ministry of Finance, Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency, Environmental Fund Management Agency, Provincial Governments of Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Papua, and Papua
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) through the Norway Embassy in Indonesia
Name of consortium members, if any N/A
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
GGGI Project Code : ID04
Project Manager and Staff +
Benjamin Tular

Indonesia Forest and Landuse Lead

Project Overview

According to the Indonesian NDC, the emissions reduction from forests and peatlands will make the largest contribution, amounting to almost 60% of the total unconditional NDC target. This contribution represents 92% of Indonesia’s current estimated forest emission and thus represents an extremely ambitious target. Achieving that target will be challenging and require a range of innovative policies and investments, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, as they divert attention from climate change, reduce government resources, and create socio-economic pressures that may reinforce vested interests in the old, unsustainable approaches to development.

Therefore, the Project supports the Government of Indonesia at the national level as well as in six provinces—Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Papua and Papua—to mainstream NDC target into development plans and policies, leveraging investments in sustainable landscape, including Reducing Emissions from Degradation and Deforestation (REDD+), as well as strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders. These six of Indonesia’s 34 provinces comprise approximately 43% of the total area of the country and about 55% of the total naturally forested area in Indonesia. They include three of the four provinces with the largest remaining areas of intact forest. GGGI’s role is to assist its government partners to improve policies, plans, budgets, investment, and actions towards achieving the outcome, identifying and addressing policy gaps and capacity constraints on delivering emission reduction target from forestry sector, and COVID-19 responsive.

The primary target groups are government officials, particularly policy makers, planners, and natural resource managers in national and provincial agencies. Other target groups are the key stakeholders in forest and land use sectors that can be influenced to take effective climate action towards green growth development, whose buy-in needs to be secured, and who will benefit from project impacts. These include communities and CSOs, private sector actors, investors, and academics. The ultimate beneficiaries of the project are the people of Indonesia, and particularly local communities in the landscapes and provinces targeted by the project.


Indonesia is well underway to achieve its NDC target by reduced and avoided deforestation, forest and peatland degradation in resilient landscapes, and able to adequately respond to calls for increased ambitions.

This impact will be reached by achieving the following outcomes:

1. Effective policies and plans drive reduced deforestation, forest and peatland degradation, and avoided forest loss especially in provinces with large areas of intact forest.

2. Investment mobilized for emission reduction investment frameworks and project pipelines.

3. Key people trained demonstrate improved knowledge and capacity to make and enact low GHG emission development policies, plans, and investments.