This Jurisdictional Exchange Network (JEN) webinar brought examples from East Kalimantan province and Musi Banyuasin district in Indonesia on how the local governments had translated their commitments to sustainable land use into local regulations and multi-stakeholder platforms. Representatives from Nestlé and Sedagho Siak, a coalition of CSOs in Siak district, drew from their experiences in jurisdictional engagement to showcase the key importance of local government commitments to provide an umbrella for work towards sustainable land use.
These stories from the ground strengthened findings from a recent study by TFA and Indonesia’s Sustainable Districts Association LTKL, who organised the webinar, on local governments’ commitments for sustainable land use in 53 districts, provinces, and states in Indonesia and Malaysia.
- Summary Notes (also includes annex with full transcripts in English and Indonesian)
This Jurisdictional Exchange Network webinar did a deep-dive on practical ways that companies could engage in landscape and jurisdictional initiatives. Participants heard directly from PepsiCo and Musim Mas, two companies that have taken concrete action in key commodity-producing landscapes.
Participants also became familiar with the structure of the recently published Landscape Scale Action for Forests, People and Sustainable Production: A Practical Guide for Companies, the interventions within the guidance, and how to use it.
To complement learnings on the practical ways to engage, the ISEAL Alliance will introduce their Good Practice Guide on the Verification of Jurisdictional Claims. This was followed by a discussion of what kinds of claims companies could make, and the type and quality of data they looked for on jurisdictional performance.
- Landscape Scale Action for Forests, People, and Sustainable Production: A Practical Guide for Companies, Tropical Forest Alliance, WWF, and Proforest, Sept. 2020
- Making Credible Jurisdictional Claims: ISEAL Good Practice Guide, ISEAL Alliance, Oct. 2020
The webinar introduces the process developed by Proforest to help companies identify where and how to engage with landscape and jurisdictional approaches. It highlights and draws lessons learnt from two different landscape initiatives, namely the work conducted by a coalition of palm oil producers and buyers in Siak and Pelalawan districts in Indonesia and the Ghana Cocoa and Forests REDD+ Programme.
- Proforest Info Note 03: Engaging with landscape initiatives: A practical guide for supply chain companies
- Slide deck of webinar