Indonesia’s Sustainable Districts Association LTKL Annual Report 2021/2022

The Annual Report of Indonesia’s Sustainable Districts Association Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL) highlighted progress made in the period of 2021/2022. These achievements include the development of multi-stakeholder processes and platforms in seven district members, the implementation of ecological fiscal transfer schemes in three districts, and the use of a shared reporting framework by two members.

The report also includes brief description of LTKL’s nine members, including their forest and peat areas, and potential commodities identified for sustainable production. LTKL’s vision is to implement sustainable development at district level to support the national priorities, and its mission is to protect environmental functions while growing prosperity in the member districts.

Over the period of 2022/2023, LTKL will focus on building “blueprints” for its members to develop and implement jurisdictional sustainability pillars, namely policies, development plans, multi-stakeholder processes, communications, and collective action, investment, and innovation.

In its annual meeting in July 2022, LTKL established five working groups comprising district members and LTKL partners, including civil society organisations (CSOs) and companies, to develop these blueprints. LTKL also aims to link incentives to initiatives in the districts and monitor their progress through its gotong royong (collaboration) database and map.

Sintang District, West Kalimantan, Indonesia: Jurisdictional Sustainability Profile

This district profile includes key data related to sustainability in Sintang district in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, and and a brief assessment of its progress towards jurisdictional sustainability. The profile has been developed collaboratively by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Sintang Government, Earth Innovation Institute, Sustainable Districts Association (Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari, or LTKL) and the civil society organization coalition Forum Komunikasi Masyarakat Sintang.

Starting to be conceptualised in 2018, Sintang Lestari (Sustainable Sintang) Vision seeks to optimize socio-economic benefits while maintaining integrity of natural resources and the environment. Its key implementing regulation, Sintang Lestari Regional Action Plan (RAD-SL), aims to facilitate a systemic transition to sustainability; it is the basis for government agencies to implement work and strategic plans to achieve this vision. Designed with inputs from various stakeholders and facilitated by Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) Indonesia, RAD-SL has seven “missions” aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with performance indicators, goals/targets, and a roadmap to 2030.

A multi-stakeholder forum (Joint Secretariat, or SekBer) involving representatives from the local government, CSOs and its Forum, indigenous peoples, and the private sectorhas been established as a transparent institutional governance system to encourage the implementation of RAD-SL, improve local government capacity, and bridge communication between stakeholders.