Low-emissions oil palm development in Berau District, East Kalimantan - 15_III_041 - 9705 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

A substantial portion of primary and secondary forest land in Berau District, East Kalimantan Province is eligible for development of oil palm plantations. 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) - Europe

Partner institution(s):
  • District Government of Berau - Indonesia, East Kalimantan Provincial Climate Change Center (DDPI) - Indonesia, Local Development Planning Agency Berau (BAPPEDA) - Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Indonesia, Ministry of Finance - Indonesia, State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
  • Climate Policy Initiative (CPI),The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

BMU grant:
€ 4,378,557.69

03/2015 till 07/2019