Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support Project
Indonesia has much of the world’s most valuable, biodiversity-rich forest, but it also has high greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from deforestation. In support of the Government of Indonesia’s commitments to reduce GHG emissions from deforestation, Tetra Tech is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support (IFACS) project.
On behalf of USAID/Indonesia, I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the special contribution you are making toward the implementation of USAID/Indonesia’s foreign assistance strategy. […] We at USAID are proud of our partnership and appreciative of the contributions you are making to the Indonesian community. We look forward to making a better Indonesia.Dale Lewis, Contracting Officer, USAID/Indonesia
Through the USAID IFACS project, Tetra Tech is working with the Indonesian government to reduce the country’s emissions of greenhouse gases from forest degradation and loss. We are conducting activities designed to conserve Indonesia’s forests, biodiversity, and ecosystems and encourage a shift toward low-emission development on land that is already degraded.
At the national and local levels of government, our work aims to build government agencies’ skills, strengthen local participation, instill transparency in planning and land-use licensing, and promote sustainable development.
Since 2010 USAID IFACS has contributed to the sequestration of nearly 5 million tons of carbon dioxide and supported the sustainable management of 1.5 million hectares of forest. Throughout the final year of implementation, the program is poised to leverage millions of dollars of private and public sector funding while empowering tens of thousands of Indonesians to actively engage in managing their natural resources.
At the launch of the IFACS project in Indonesia, USAID’s Mission Director commented that they “call on every party to work together to curb deforestation and boost economic growth"
Jakarta Post covered USAID’s work to sign Memorandums of Understanding with members of Indonesia’s private sector encouraging sustainable development