Strenghten and manage trust fund institution for independent monitors, so independent monitors coul actively work to support VLK system and improving the quality of Indonesian forest governance
Facilitating the funding support for the independent forest monitoring activities specifically on implementation of SVLK
Facilitating activities that will support the quality of independent forest monitoring.
Improving the quality of forest governance through independent forest monitoring activities.
Publication and documentation on various activities
Working together with other partners
Programs that IFM Fund build
Despite a claim by a business lobby group that the timber legality assurance system (SVLK) hampers competitiveness in the furniture industry, some furniture producers say it has improved their sales significantly.
Big exporters like PT Farindojaya Persada have also benefited from having SVLK certification, saying buyers in the EU and the UK always ask about certification and so without it, the firm could not send samples, let alone export.
Indonesia and the EU held on Wednesday the first Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC) meeting, an ad-hoc group set up by the EU-Indonesia Partnership and Cooperation during a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, in November 2016.
A FLEGT license guarantees that timber has been harvested, processed and exported in accordance with national laws. Indonesia is the first exporting country to mandate that its timber exports comply with certain legal requirements. The FLEGT license is, in effect, a regulatory approach to suppressing illegal logging.
Indonesia is stepping up its efforts to gain recognition from the European Union for a palm oil product certification amid an intense anti-palm oil campaign in Europe on the back of sustainability concerns.
The government has issued its own national sustainability standards for palm oil, called Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), which certifies legal compliance. However, five years into its implementation, it has failed to gain access to premium EU markets.