People Director Rizaldi Boer

Rizaldi Boer is the director of the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (CCROM-SEAP), Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Indonesia. He also works as senior lecturer at the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Bogor Agricultural University. He has been involved in many national and international climate research programs related to adaptation and mitigation. He has extensive experiences working on consultancy projects with international organizations such as GIZ (German Technical Cooperation Agency), Asian Development Bank (ADB), ADPC (Asian Disaster Preparedness Center), APN (Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research), Global Environment Facility (GEF) – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). Rizaldi has also been a lecturer at the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agriculture University since 1987. He has supervised more than 30 postgraduate students (Master and PhD) and more than 50 undergraduate students.

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The New Local Government Law

In September 2014, the Indonesian government enacted the new Local Government Law, Law No. 23/2014 that replaced the old Local Government Law, Law No. 32/2004. Although it recentralizes some authority back to the central level, the new law provides clearer guidance related to the distribution of governmental functions between the central and local governments. This article summarizes the legal analysis of the old and new Local Government Laws. Specifically, this article will analyze the shift of authority and distribution of governmental functions among the central, provincial, and district governments, especially with regards to land-based sectors, including forestry, land, agriculture, and spatial planning.

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How can REDD+ protect the rights of West Papuans and the environment?

The Indonesian central government recently announced economic development as a national priority in West Papua. With commercial interests set to expand, there is an urgent need to implement land-use management systems that safeguard the welfare and rights of indigenous people and their natural environment in the province.

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Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers, Forest Conservation and Climate Change

Intergovernmental fiscal transfers (IFTs) are an innovative way to create incentives for local public actors to support conservation. This book contributes to the debate about how to conserve tropical forests by implementing mechanisms for reducing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

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