Yogyakarta, December 8, 2023 – The Faculty of Biology at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is actively involved in the formulation of the Forestry Policy for the Capital City of Nusantara. Dr. Bambang Retnoaji, M.Sc, Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, represented the faculty in a public consultation held at the Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel, Yogyakarta, on December 8, 2023.
This event is a collaboration between the Capital City of Nusantara Authority and the Faculty of Forestry at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Its aim is to present the results of the forestry management plan for the Capital City of Nusantara and the draft of the regulations governing forestry implementation in the capital. The primary objective of this event is to gather input and perspectives from various stakeholders regarding the proposed management and policy formulations.
As a source of expertise, Dr. Ir. Hero Marhaento, S.Hut., M.Si. IPM, discussed the “Forestry Management Plan for Nusantara Capital,” Dr. Totok Dwi Diantoro, S.H., M.A., LLM, covered the topic of the “Draft Policy for Forest Management in Nusantara Capital,” and Cantya Paramita Marhendra, S.T., M.Sc., presented on the “Landscape Design for the Conservation Area in Nusantara Capital.” Prof Dr. Dra. Ratna Susandarini, M.Sc., from the Faculty of Biology at UGM, moderated the event.
During the occasion, the Faculty of Biology at UGM provided five key points of input, including:
- Human Environment Cross Interaction: Emphasizing the importance of interaction between humans and their environment for ecosystem sustainability.
- Bio-Prospecting: Highlighting the exploration of biodiversity as a source of innovation and deeper understanding of biological diversity.
- Circular Bio-Economy Concept: Introducing the concept of sustainable economics prioritizing the recycling of biological resources.
- Community/Citizen Education Behavior: Stressing the crucial role of public education in supporting forestry policies.
- Potency Invasive Species: Offering insights into the potential and risks associated with invasive species in the context of forestry in the Capital City of Nusantara.
The active participation of the Faculty of Biology at UGM in this consultation aligns with the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11, “Sustainable Cities and Communities,” and SDGs 17, “Partnerships for the Goals.”