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As of: January 2018

Low-emissions oil palm development in Berau District, East Kalimantan

Objective and activities

Berau District, East Kalimantan Province, is currently at a critical point in its development. A substantial portion of land eligible for development of oil palm plantations is still primary and secondary forests. The conversion of these areas could result in up to 60 million tons of forest carbon emissions. This project will bring government institutions, private sector industry, and civil society groups together to develop and pilot implementation of a district-level sustainable oil palm program in order to demonstrate that palm oil development can be done in a responsible manner at scale. Outputs include increased capacity of district government, tools and approaches for improved corporate and community practices, provincial level socio-economic and environmental analysis and policy dialogue to inform sustainable oil palm development, and policy recommendations on jurisdictional program development and implementation. The project will serve as a model for other districts and provinces seeking to implement sustainable oil palm programs.

Joint project
Low-emissions oil palm development in Berau District, East Kalimantan

State of implementation/results

  • Instruments and approach of land use planning and awarding concessions are being developed
  • Socio-economic and ecological analyses targeting policy makers were conducted to advice approaches of sustainable palm oil management; currently, strategies are developed based on analyses
  • Opportunities to optimize supply chains of palm oil were identified; currently, strategies and approaches are developed, among others with the support of multi-stakeholder analysis, to implement them
  • Development of a project board

Project data


Implementing organisation:
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) - Indonesia

Partner institution(s):
Climate Policy Initiative (CPI);The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

BMUB grant:
€ 4,378,557.69

03/2015 till 07/2019


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