International Conference on Translating Science into Climate Policy and Action

IPB International Convention Centre (IPB ICC)

August 28, 2019 – August 29, 2019


Theme

“Translating Science into Climate Policy and Actions”

The paradigm of Sustainable Development (Agenda 21) has been set globally since 1992 and currently become the foundation for national development in Indonesia.  The concept of sustainable development was described by the 1987 Bruntland Commission Report as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This means the paradigm lies on the three dimensions – society, environment and economy aspects.

In the context of environmental and natural resources management in Indonesia, the stakeholder’s awareness on the sustainable development has evolved. The society has high demand on the sustainability and more advanced management of natural resources than just a conventional issue of the environment. From the government side, sustainable development paradigm is translated into green development policies arranging green investments in the form of eco-friendly businesses in encouraging economic growth and socio-economic benefits.

Despite its raising awareness of the sustainability issues, Indonesia -that has been blessed with the abundance of natural resources- is still facing problems on maintaining its sustainability.  Forest degradation, deforestation and waste problems should be addressed comprehensively. In relation to this, scientific-based approaches that resulted from research, development and innovation activities are important to guide addressing the problems.

Forestry and Environment Research Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA) is one of the research agencies in Indonesia dealing with research and development in forestry and environment sectors. As an effort to increase the research impact on the global society and to identify state-of-the-art of the research in the forestry and environment field, research dissemination activity is becoming prominent. Based on this consideration, since 2011, FOERDIA has committed to host the International Conference of Indonesia Forestry Researchers (INAFOR) to disseminate the results of forestry and environment research, development and innovation in Indonesia. The 1st INAFOR was held in December 2011 and 2nd INAFOR was conducted in August 2013. The 3rd INAFOR was conducted in October 2015 as part of Indonesian forestry researchers’ involvement at the International Union Forestry Research Organization (IUFRO), where the 4th INAFOR was successfully conducted in collaboration with IUFRO on the IUFRO-INAFOR Joint International Conference, held in Yogyakarta on 24 – 27 August 2017.  The conference’s main objective is to gather and share information and knowledge related to forestry research and development among scientists in Indonesia and other countries. Since the benefit of the conference is significant, FOERDA has committed to organize the meeting every two years.

 

Starting from 2017, several Research and Development Centers and Technical Implementation Unit (Unit Pelaksana Teknis) under FOERDIA have been assigned as Centre’s of Excellence in Science and Technology (Pusat Unggulan Ilmu Pengetahuan dan Teknologi/PUI) by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education covering some specific research topics. In order to also disseminate their progress, the 4th INAFOR EXPO this year will be set up in the form of 5 series of INAFOR conferences including exhibitions from universities, NGOs, companies and international organizations. The exhibition will present research and development achievements in Forestry and Environment, photo competition and Innovation Award.

This year, one of INAFOR’s sub-theme would support translating science resulted from research and development into policy making processes in particularly within the forestry and environment field in Indonesia. As Indonesian Government represented by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry is really committed to shift its forest and environmental governance though a set of corrective measures, supports from research and development are very crucial and needed. Research and Development Centre for Socio-Economics Policy and Climate Change (REDSPOC) is designing an expo within the INAFOR event to address this issue.




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