Tropical Futures Initiative

Collaborative land-use modeling work between IIASA, the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), the World Wildlife Fund Indonesia, and the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia was further developed in 2015 under the Tropical Futures Initiative (TFI).

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© Rafał Cichawa | Dreamstime

In order to integrate stakeholder knowledge and needs into the modeling efforts of the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program, two modeling and stakeholder workshops were carried out jointly with local partners in Indonesia’s provinces Jambi and East Kalimantan (TFI pilot provinces). The stakeholder workshops were part of the effort to adapt GLOBIOM for Indonesia. Land cover simulation adaptation is the main task required for input data preparation in Indonesia. GLOBIOM Indonesia requires input from key stakeholders to identify an adaptation strategy based on data availability and policy assessment needs. Furthermore, the adaptation requires clear strategies to optimize synergies between GLOBIOM Indonesia and LUMENS – the Indonesian land use model developed by ICRAF—which are both in need of feedback from relevant stakeholders.

Figure 1. REDD Map for Indonesia. 1) Biomass potential outside conservation and protected forest areas. 2) Biomass potential within conservation and protected forest areas which may be inaccessible under Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests, and increase of forest carbon stocks policies. Source: [1]


[1] Kraxner, F, Leduc S, Yowargana P, Schchepaschchenko D, Fuss S, Havlik P & Mosnier A (2015). Negative emissions - interactions with other mitigation options: a bottom-up methodology for Indonesia. Poster presentation at the 9 July 2015 Session “Negative emissions for climate change stabilization & the role of CO2 geological storage” at the Our Common Future under Climate Change – Conference, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France.

[2] Schepaschenko D, See L, Lesiv M, McCallum I, Fritz S, Salk C, Perger C, Shvidenko A. et al. (2015). Development of a global hybrid forest mask through the synergy of remote sensing, crowdsourcing and FAO statistics. Remote Sensing of Environment, 162:208-220.

[3] Leduc S, Kindermann G, Forsell N & Kraxner F (2015). Bioenergy potential from forest biomass. Vol. 1. P. 35-48. In: Yan J ed., The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

[4] Havlík, P., Schneider, A.U., Schmid, E., Böttcher, H., Fritz, S., Skalský, R., Aoki, K., de Cara, S., et al. (2009). Global land-use implications of first and second generation biofuel targets. Energy Policy.


Indonesian National Committee for IIASA

The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES)

Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR)

Indonesian National Committee for Applied Systems Analysis (INCASA)

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation Programme (UN-REDD), Switzerland

World Wildlife Fund Indonesia

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil

National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya

Bandung Technology Institute, Indonesia

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Florian Kraxner

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

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