Linking Village Forest Conservation and Sustainable Commodities Compensation, Indonesia
Management of Village Forests by community members is a demonstrated method for effective forest conservation, that also benefits local communities. Expansion of social forestry in Indonesia is restricted by a lack of finance available to support establishment and management of village forests. Lestari Capital is developing innovative methods for financing forest conservation in Indonesia through the Sustainable Commodities Compensation Mechanism.
TLLG is helping develop the project documents to link a village forest conservation and village livelihoods project in Kalimantan with sources of long-term finance through the Sustainable Commodities Compensation Mechanism.