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INAFOR – International Conference of Indonesia Forestry Researchers is the global network for Forests and also environment scientists. It unities more than 2,500 scientists in almost 50 organizations in over 20 countries. Scientists cooperate in INAFOR on a voluntary basis. This is a promising space for sharing research, building awareness also generating networks throughout the world, crossing oceans and mountains beyond those boundaries.
The 6thINAFOR 2021 will be convened on 7-8 September 2021, at Manggala Wanabhakti Building, Jakarta Indonesia and Forestry, and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FORDA) Campus, Bogor, Indonesia, also FORDA sites office in provinces.
The INAFOR 2021 will stream on forest and environment management while supporting Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs; thereby, the general theme may have “Greener Future: Environment, Disaster Resilience, and Climate Change.” It is also an opportunity to promote the Indonesian’s and other countries’ work on improving the environment on the ground, and to showcase success at the implementation, put sciences is in place. Pandemic COVID-19 is now become a global challenge to generate efforts to survive. The critical given that forests and environments, also broader landscapes are important to stakeholders giving efforts to achieve their SDGs targets.
The five streams have flourished through INAFOR activities and in response to partners’ and participants’ engagement and priorities. These five subthemes form a starting point for the selection of discussion. These streams are:
Stream 1. Emerging Environment Quality for better living
This stream would be discussing how to prevent, handle, also restore environment quality;
encompass: monitoring air quality, water, coastal water; monitoring of environment utilization performance of the business and relevant activities; circular economy, handling pollution, and environment; mercury and medical wastes and disposal; reducing domestic waste and plastic waste; reducing mercury utilization, hazardous processing materials and medical waste and disposal; ex-mining
lands contaminated hazardous materials; marine litter coastal and marine degradation.
Stream 2. Managing forest and natural resources, meeting sustainable and friendly Use
The stream 2 would be talking about how to governing forest/natural resources, conservation, biodiversity, and landscape; here are: reducing deforestation, peatlands ecosystem & restoring peatlands, rehabilitation for mangrove, restoration ex-mining, reclamation, revegetation, rehabilitation, modern nursery; watershed management; forest products and processing; preventing biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, restoring habitat and enhancing the population of endangered species, eco-riparian, biodiversity of flagship species; preventing forest fire, environment services, prioritized tourism destinations.
Stream 3. Enhancing resilience capacity of disasters and climate change
The stream will discuss how to protect vulnerable areas; also supply water in risky climate spaces. The topics may also be: sensor system, developing real-time monitor, handling post disaster, rehabilitation & restoration in terms of disaster, climate resilience, adaptation with disaster, carbon, either hydro-meteorological or climate change disasters.
Stream 4. Engaging social-economic of environment and forestry, better social welfare
Discussing to attempt how to achieve social welfare from forestlands, valuing economics of forest, mediation & law enforcement, discussing social forestry, social awareness and stakeholders capacity, resettlement at forest state, forest state & lands distribution, and customary forests, village forest, community forest, customary forest, partnership forest, gender participation, enhancing forest community welfare and the opportunities. Further topics are regulating/institutionalizing natural resources and environment, either central or local government permit system, conflict resolution, palm in the forest, monitoring, governing natural resources and environment; also would be discussing criminal justice, civil justice, mediation mechanisms for law enforcement process.
Stream 5. Cutting COVID-19 transmission, handling health and economic impacts
Discuss to attempt how to cutting COVID-19 transmission, also handling those economic impacts, particularly for the marginal group. The potential of forest plant species and active ingredients as herbal medicine to increase immunity for prevention & body recovery against covid-19; The impact of handling Covid on the environment; Environmentally friendly handling of Covid.