A study led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Princeton University
has shown that the absence of logging companies puts inactive concessions at a higher risk of deforestation from encroachment than from active concessions.
YKAN|TNC will help active timber concessions to adopt both the multi-use business approach and reduced-impact logging practices. “Reduced-Impact Logging for Climate Change Mitigation,” also known as RIL-C, is a logging practice conducted through meticulous planning and control to minimize environmental impact to forests and lands.
To illustrate, the average carbon emission for logging in East Kalimantan is 51.1 ton C/ha (1.5 ton C/m3 every log). This number represents 20.6% of the total of living trees that exist in the forest before logging. RIL-C or Reduce Impact Logging has the potential to reduce permanent emission up to 40% or 40.4 ton C/ha and contributes to at least 13% of the total emission reduction target.