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Forest and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME); Component 3: Promotion of Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development in Biodiverse Areas in the Heart of Borneo – The Heart of Borneo Initiative

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In the framework of forest and climate change TC and FC cooperation the program (FORCLIME) implemented an improved institutional and regulatory framework for sustainable forest management, nature conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). It supported relevant public and private stakeholders on the regional, national and local levels to implement related methods and services.

ECO implemented Component 3 of the TC programme (“Nature conservation and sustainable development in Biodiverse Areas in the Heart of Borneo – HoB Initiative”). The component aimed to build effective schemes to improve the living conditions of forest dependent communities while ensuring effective nature conservation and natural resource management. It supported collaborative management of national parks and their buffer zones and facilitated negotiation of land use and development plans among major stakeholders in selected HoB districts. Livelihood development measures, including agreements on payments for environmental services, empowered communities living within or adjacent to conservation areas and decreased poverty and vulnerability to climate change impacts.
Time span Commissioning body    
2009 – 2012 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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