Indonesia: Case study impact palm oil sector in Kalimantan, Indonesia & elaboration of this case study within the subproject landscape approach, part of the PBL Business and Biodiversity project.

Period: June 2013 – January 2014 & July – November 2014
Location: Pontianak, West Kalimantan & The Netherlands
Client:Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), DGIS, CBD

Main project features and activities: Ex-post analysis impact oil palm sector in Kalimantan, data gathering and informing stakeholders, scenario building workshop with national and local stakeholders, quantification of scenario and policy alternatives that lead to reduced impact on biodiversity by the oil palm sector, Ex-ante analysis with Clue and Globio3 models. Preparation of spatial data, Clue and Globio3 model runs (present and future) Preparation of scenario building learning tools, adjusting land use development assumptions in line with future mining concession areas, presentations on land use scenario building, land use and biodiversity models, SEA, leading policy level working sessions at international workshop, Ex-ante analysis: policy impact modelling based on outcomes during workshops, analysis policy options oil palm sector.

Landscape project project features and activities: Illustrating the applicability of the concept of landscape approach in practice by drawing up alternative (spatial) development paths using information of the West Kalimantan case study, gathering and delivering spatial data of West Kalimantan (GIS) database, collect and submit additional information regarding the main actors in West Kalimantan, determining sustainability gains per sector, collecting additional information regarding policies, land use, concessions and biodiversity of West Kalimantan, develop a stack map of competing claims, mapping actor-network including locations, interests and influence of the various actors, determine variables and indicators of chosen PBL scenarios, running Clue and GLOBIO3 for each scenario and describe model output results.

Indonesia: Sustainable Development Blueprint Papua

Period: 2 workshops in 2010
Location: Bogor, Indonesia
Client: DFID

Main project features: Integration of SEA and modelling for blueprint sustainable development,
capacity building on modelling and SEA, participation stakeholder discussions. Training on methodologies and tools, including integrated land use and biodiversity modeling, scenario building and quantification and communication to policy makers. Positive feedback from Papua but support for a follow up on the Sustainable Development Blueprint for Papua has been delayed by DFID, due to closure Environmental section at the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta (2011) and reallocation of funding schemes within DFID.

Mongolia: Support to Mongolia for Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD.

Period: January -March 2014
Location: Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
Client: Ministry of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia

Main project features and activities: Assessment of the current and future land use and biodiversity status in Mongolia followed by capacity building at the Ministry of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia. Preparation of spatial data, development of a grazing intensity map based on national data on livestock and biomass production, Globio3 current and future model runs for Mongolia. Quantification of land use scenario, impact modelling based on scenario assumptions. Organizing a training workshop on land use and biodiversity modelling based on Mongolia data. Providing assessment result input for the National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan and 5th National Report to the CB

South Korea: GBO4 Ex ante scenario building workshop

Period:  June 2013
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Client: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), DGIS, CBD

Main project features and activities: Scenario building at international GBO4 workshops with national representatives from 5 regions with help of their own data and existing assumptions used for Global Assessments based on the IMAGE model. Preparation of scenario building learning tools, presentations on land use scenario building, land use and biodiversity models and SEA, leading policy level working sessions at international workshops, real time modelling based on outcomes during workshops, leading discussions for implementation scenarios and modelling in the different countries in the near future.

China: Land use and biodiversity modelling training

Period: 1 week, July 2012
Location: Nanjing, China
Client: Nanjing Institute of Environment Sciences (NIES), MEP, Division of Nature and Biodiversity Conservation

Main project features and activities:Capacity building of NIES staff in land use and biodiversity modelling, Assessment of biodiversity for the Jiangsu province. Introduction to SEA and integration with modelling.

Vietnam general:
Several projects have been implemented in Vietnam. The following policy processes have been facilitated by Wilbert van Rooij of Plansup:

  • Supporting biodiversity monitoring system for Agenda21 in Vietnam (2006-2010). Based on findings of the modelling CB the Ministry of Planning and Information (MPI) came to the conclusion that the former forest cover indicator is a poor biodiversity indicator and that more indicators were needed.
  • The Vietnamese province Quang Nam used findings of the modelling to support its development of the provincial land use plan within the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) methodology (2010).
  • During two workshops organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Development (MARD) (2011-2012) both MARD and the ministry of National Resources and Environment (MONRE) agreed to collaborate on improved land use scenario building since their existing land use scenario’s had many inconsistencies and data gaps. Another important finding is that the current land use maps of both ministries do not correspond as well and need more alignment. These two ministries have a history of poor collaboration between each other and the fact that both ministries openly presented their scenario assumptions and weaknesses with each other and discussed ways to align the scenarios can be considered as a considerable success.
  • Linkage of macro-economic model with national land use model for MARD and overlaying resulting future land use maps with extreme flood maps to assess impact on urban development and agricultural production to facilitate decision support on land use development by the Vietnamese government. The overlay of future land use with climate related impact provides important information for the assessment of climate change impact on food security.
  • At the National Institute for Agricultural Planning and Projection (NIAPP) capacity has been build to start implementing the modelling tools as part of the tools used for their National Land Use Planning to support the impact assessment of land use developments on future land use and biodiversity in existing land use plans and SEA processes.

Vietnam: Land use and biodiversity modeling to support land use planning in Vietnam
Period: 2 weeks, March 2013
Location: Vietnam, Hanoi
Client: Nuffic, NIAPP
Main project features: Tailor Made Training at NIAPP with 28 participants of several land use planning related Vietnamese institutes. Participants learned to implement models by themselves. Preparation and implementation of land use and biodiversity modelling for Vietnam with GIS training data of Quang Nam province. Linking SEA with land use planning.

Vietnam: Land use policy optimization: Integrating global-to-local modelling approaches to enhance land use planning capacity and governance in Vietnam.

Period: 2011 -2012
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Client: Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Main project features and activities: Linking national land use model to macro-economic model. Scenario building. Linking land use model results to food security and climate change.
Modelling, scenario analysis & quantification, assessments, GIS analysis, ToR local consultant, leading discussions GIS analysis, overlaying future land use with flooding and urban development

Vietnam: Biodiversity modelling including Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Quang Nam Land Use Plan 2011-2020,

Period: several weeks in 2010
Location: Quang Nam, Vietnam.
Client: Asian Development Bank, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)

Main project features and activities: Capacity building on SEA and modelling. Testing of biodiversity modelling as a SEA tool at provincial level. The project includes the organization of several workshops and working meetings with local government and other stakeholders for the purpose of collecting data and running the Globio3 biodiversity model and Clue land allocation model. Development of guidelines for including modelling in SEA processes.
Formulating provincial land use scenarios & quantification, integrating modelling with SEA process, preparation and analysis GIS data, land use and biodiversity assessment,

Vietnam: Biodiversity modelling and poverty analysis for policy support in Vietnam

Period: 2008,
Location: The Netherlands
Client: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), DGIS

Modelling results from previous courses were used in combination with poverty data to study linkages between biodiversity and poverty. For the study, working groups were initiated on biodiversity indicators for national use, poverty, modelling, communication and syntheses. The output consisted of reports, a policy leaflet, presentations during conferences and a contest for schools.

Vietnam: Capacity building in land use and biodiversity modelling

Period: March-April, November 2007
Location: Hanoi
Client: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), ADB

Training of participants from Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Yunan (province of China). The modelling results were used for the Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program. Assessment of current and future status of biodiversity in Vietnam

Malaysia: Mapping and GIS project

Period: 1997-1999
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Client: DHV, EU

Main project features: Development of mapping and GIS tools for the effective planning, management, conservation and sustainable development of forest resources in Peninsular Malaysia.

Activities performed: Establishment of GIS sections in forestry departments of Peninsular Malaysia, selection of GIS staff, Remote sensing interpretation and development of forest harvesting monitoring tools