Exploring the design of jurisdictional REDD+: The case of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Jurisdictional approaches to REDD+ have received less attention than project-based REDD+ activities, yet they are needed for the successful implementation of REDD+ at the national level. Three subnational levels can be considered for the implementation of jurisdictional REDD+ in Indonesia: Provincial, District and Village. REDD+ implementation should involve all levels of jurisdiction, however, the implementation at the village level will be better coordinated at the district level due to the size of areas and potential emissions reduced. In this paper, we estimate the potential contribution of sub-national jurisdictions to reducing deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions using a case study from Central Kalimantan. District governments can contribute to reducing emissions by stopping deforestation from oil palm concessions, which in the case study considered has the potential of reducing emissions by as much as 15% from the business as usual scenario. Provincial governments have the authority to reduce emissions from state forest areas. In Central Kalimantan, if no more deforestation occurs in production forests, the projected avoided emissions between 2013 and 2020 are about 21% from the business as usual scenario.

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