Contribution of Customary Law in Sustainable Forest Management for Supporting Climate Action

D. Asteria, A. Brotosusilo, H. A. Negoro, M. R. Sudrajad

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In support of climate action, a paradigm shift in environmental management needs to occur by acknowledging the perspective of traditional communities and customary law to preserve the environment. Efforts to anticipate and mitigate the impacts of climate change are important in sustainable development. Sustainability of forest management is highly dependent on the participation of local communities which enforce customary law in forest management. Reducing and preventing deforestation can accelerate efforts in mitigation and improving resilience. This paper aims to describe the contribution of customary law as an approach to sustainable forest management for supporting climate action. The research method uses a qualitative approach with literature study and document study. This study shows that customary law has contributed in sustainable forest management approach for the protection by integrating aspects based on ecological and social characteristics in forest ecosystem. In addition, the existence of indigenous people in the context of forest resource conservation is one of the important factors in the practice of just and sustainable management of conservation areas. The contribution of this research is by serving as a reflection and evaluation of forest management practices in order to integrate customary law in regulation and the formation of public discourse regarding awareness of environmental protection.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012080
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2021
Event2nd International Symposium of Earth, Energy, Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, JEESD 2021 - Jakarta, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Sept 202126 Sept 2021


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