Local Government Commitment to Advancing Land Use Sustainability: The Case of Indonesia

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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.

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Learning from Jurisdictions: Data Collection for LTKL’s Regional Competitiveness Framework 

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The webinar showcased lessons learned from implementing LTKL’s Regional Competitiveness Framework (KDSD in Indonesian) in three pilot districts in Indonesia: Siak in Riau province, Sintang in West Kalimantan, and Gorontalo in Gorontalo. KDSD summarises key national policies on SDGs, emission reduction, and open government, and market-based frameworks with jurisdictional application, including RSPO P&C, Sustainable Landscape Rating Tools, Verified Sourcing Area, and Terpercaya.

At the webinar, LTKL representatives shared how the development of local multistakeholder teams has advanced KDSD implementation and data collection and highlighted the varying degrees of data availability across the districts. These findings are expected to inform future development of jurisdictional sustainability frameworks and the formulation of incentives, particularly from the private sector, to drive better performance in jurisdictions.

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