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 (GHG) emissions from deforestation. In support of the Government of Indonesia’s commitments to reduce GHG emissions from deforestation, Tetra Tech implemented 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 worked with the Indonesian government to reduce the country’s emissions of GHGs from forest degradation and loss. We conducted activities designed to conserve Indonesia’s forests, biodiversity, and ecosystems and encourage a shift toward low-emission development on land that was degraded.
At the national and local levels of government, our work built government agencies’ skills, strengthened local participation, instilled transparency in planning and land-use licensing, and promoted sustainable development.
USAID IFACS 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 leveraged millions of dollars of private and public-sector funding and empowered 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