Natural Resources Management

Indonesia’s rich natural resources presents both challenges and opportunities for placing the economy on a sustainable development trajectory. Managing natural resources responsibly, sustainably and equitably will ensure resources are utilized for the benefit of many rather than few, and that long-term benefits will more than offset impacts of exploitation.

Daemeter has been actively involved in the development and implementation of tools for achieving responsible natural resource management, especially through use of High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments at the local, ecosystem and landscape scales. We combine GIS and remote sensing technology with targeted environmental and social surveys on the ground to produce maps, data, analysis and management recommendations that are outcome driven and compliance with international standards. We also assist in the development of projects that adhere to leading best practices in natural resources fields, including sustainable palm oil and forestry, and the utilisation of waste and other by-products to produce energy.

We assist clients and partners in achieving sustainable management of natural resources through services including:

  • High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment
  • Landscape, ecosystem and biodiversity assessment
  • Ecosystem Restoration and REDD+ project development
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Community forestry and smallholder agriculture
  • GIS and remote sensing

Daemeter has worked with NGOs, donor agencies, and foundations, as well as the Indonesian government and donor agencies around these core themes of natural resources management. Successes include identifying and promoting opportunities for sustainable forestry pursued by foreign and domestic investors, production public reference maps and management priorities for landscape HCVs in Kalimantan. Daemeter has also been involved in on-the-ground work to improve practices and enhance yields among smallholder producers through work with local and other partners.

In addition, we’ve completed dozens of HCV assessments that aided companies in attaining certification from the RSPO and the FSC, and contributed directly to the development of good practice guidance and supporting resources for HCV distributed by the RSPO and the HCV Resource Network. We’ve also carried out biodiversity and social surveys and operational planning support for Indonesia’s first REDD+ project to be certified against globally recognized voluntary carbon standards.