Climate Change Course 2015

It has been a long time since the last post was published. On this 2015 the agenda of climate change course continues, carried out by a collaboration from University of Indonesia (UI) and Columbia University. The course will be held on February until March 2015 and divided into eight topics, which are:

  1. The basic of climate change
  2. Forest and biodiversity survey and monitoring.
  3. Social and cultural aspect on forest utilization.
  4. Natural resources economic.
  5. The application of remote sensing on forestry.
  6. The application of geographic information system (GIS) on forestry.
  7. The law of environment.
  8. The business of environment.

All of the topics will be filled with experts from each fieldwork. Some of the topic also include outdoor activity, beside regular in-class course. The course will took place in UI campus, Indonesia.


REDD+ Training Begins

Today is the second day of Professional Training 2014 Program held by RCCC UI. Started from March 10, 2014, this training is the successor of last year training. The topics are still the same standard from previous training:

  1. Climate change 101
  2. Biodiversity monitoring
  3. Remote sensing Continue reading

Launching of Indonesia’s Carbon Scheme

TNBBThe Rainforest Standard (RFS) is the world’s first carbon credit standard to fully integrate requirements and protocols for carbon accounting, sociocultural, and socioeconomic impact, and biodiversity outcomes. It was built from the ground up by Columbia University’s Center for Environment, Economy and Society (CEES); Bolivia’s PUMA Environmental Fund Foundation; Brazil’s Fund for Biodiversity; Colombia’s Environmental Action Fund; Ecuador’s National Environmental Fund; Peru’s Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas, to accommodate the ecological conditions and social realities of the Amazon region and the demands of emerging carbon markets. Continue reading

REDD Professional Training

Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation a.k.a. REDD recently become popular and has been taught by many trainers in various place. Basically, it is a strategy which provides a carbon-trade mechanism to reduce forest conversion along with carbon emission produced from forest logging, although it is difficult to achieve realistic results on the field. The scope of REDD actions include reducing forest conversion, conserving biodiversity, and considering the rights of local forest communities.

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