Assess Forest Cover Change and Risks
The Forest Cover Analyzer enables users to assess forest cover change and risks related to sustainable palm oil production in areas of their choice in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) under Project POTICO, in partnership with Rainforest Alliance, SarVision, University of Maryland, Sekala, and Puter Foundation, the Forest Cover Analyzer allows users to answer these three basic questions about any area of their choice in Kalimantan, Indonesia:
- Where and when has forest cover change occurred?
- What is the current extent of forest and peatland?
- How is the area legally classified according to the Ministry of Forestry?
The answers to these basic questions can help producers, buyers, or investors identify risks. For example, areas with high forest cover change since 2005 or large extents of forest and peatland would pose high risks to a developer hoping to fulfill the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) certification requirements. On the other hand, buying from or investing in areas with demonstrated absence of forest cover change could reduce risks for buyers or investors who have made public no deforestation commitments.
Note: The data used in this application varies in quality and has not been systematically verified. Field assessments and other due diligence activities are necessary to confirm or reject analysis results for use in determining compliance with legal or certification requirements.1 For more information please read the Technical Document.
Widespread adoption of this application can strengthen efforts to demonstrate achievement of reduced or avoided deforestation goals and to develop financial incentives for sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia.
While this initial version was designed to address specific questions facing the palm oil industry and is limited geographically to Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), we look forward to working with you to expand its uses and impact.
Please contact us to help us improve your experience with the Forest Cover Analyzer, get more information, inquire about training sessions, contribute case studies, share data, or provide general feedback.
Project POTICO has received generous support from: NewPage Corporation, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, The United Kingdom Climate Change Unit Indonesia, and the International Finance Corporation - Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program. The International Finance Corporation is not responsible for the implementation or administration of this project.
For more information, contact Ariana Alisjahbana, Project Coordinator, email@example.com, +1 (202) 729-7765 or Anne Rosenbarger, Research Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org , +62 812 3939 4363
Disclaimer: Use and/or reliance on any data and/or information included on the Forest Cover Analyzer website is at the user’s own risk. The World Resources Institute and the supporters of the Analyzer project make no claim, representation, or warranty as to the accuracy of the data and information included on the Analyzer website. The World Resources Institute and supporters of the Analyzer project disclaim any responsibility associated with use of and/or reliance on any of the data and/or information included on the Analyzer website and will not have any liability of any kind relating to such use and/or reliance. ↩