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The ‘Zero Deforestation’ debate: Forest Peoples, ‘High Conservation Values’ and ‘High Carbon Stocks’

Global calls to curb forest loss have taken on an added urgency in the light of renewed efforts to combat climate change. The statistics are clear: rapid land use change is a significant cause of emissions of global warming gases. In some tropical forest counties, like Indonesia, land clearance for oil palm and pulpwood plantations is causing massive emissions from trashed forests and drained peat-swamps. Per capita emissions from Indonesia rival those of many developed countries. So it makes sense to slow down forest loss.

Debat tentang ‘Nol Deforestasi’: Masyarakat Hutan, ‘Nilai Konservasi Tinggi’ dan ‘Stok Karbon Tinggi’

Seruan global untuk menekan hilangnya hutan semakin mendesak dengan melihat upaya-upaya baru untuk melawan perubahan iklim. Data statistik telah jelas: perubahan penggunaan lahan yang cepat adalah salah satu penyebab utama emisi gas pemanasan global. Di beberapa negara berhutan tropis, seperti Indonesia, pembukaan lahan untuk perkebunan kelapa sawit dan pulp menyebabkan emisi besar-besaran dari hutan yang dibuka dan rawa gambut yang dikeringkan. Emisi per kapita dari Indonesia menyaingi emisi dari banyak negara maju. Jadi masuk akal untuk memperlambat hilangnya hutan.

New Protocol developed on Monitoring and Management of High Conservation Values 5 and 6

Recognition of the social and environmental impacts of large-scale land conversion to monoculture plantations such as oil palm has led to numerous voluntary sustainability standards, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), to adopt the concept of High Conservation Values (HCVs). These are defined as the critical social and environmental values in ecosystems and landscapes that long-term multi-stakeholder processes have collectively identified as the key values to be conserved and enhanced in the management of natural systems.