Climate Change and Indonesia’s Sustainable Palm Oil Production
INDONESIA STUDIES PROGRAMME WEBINAR
About the Webinar
Palm oil is an essential ingredient that we use in many products. Margarine, soaps, cookies, chocolate bars, ice cream and ready-to-eat meals mostly use palm oil derivatives as part of their ingredients. It is now also being utilised as a biofuel. Indonesia and Malaysia are the largest producers of palm oil. Palm oil is a major source of income for these tropical countries. Nevertheless, real and perceived impacts associated with high ecological and social costs, including deforestation, forest and land fires (that also contribute to greenhouse gas emission), social and land conflicts, still colour the development of this commodity. Actions have been taken by key stakeholders including the government, private sector, communities and NGOs to improve palm oil practices and reach sustainability. In this webinar, the speaker will share the latest lessons learnt and business models that will lead to sustainable palm oil in this region. He will also discuss new challenges and the innovation needed to ensure that sustainability really provides the positive economic, environmental and social outcomes at the local level and within countries in Southeast Asia.
About the Speakers
Fitrian Ardiansyah is Executive Chairman and Founder of Yayasan IDH (Inisiatif Dagang Hijau) in Indonesia and Country Representative of IDH-Sustainable Trade Initiative in Malaysia. He has more than 22 years working experience in the field of ecological and environmental economics, natural resource management, integrated spatial and land use planning, sustainable commodities, sustainable forest management as well as climate change and energy. His geographical coverage of works includes areas inside Indonesia, Australia and the Asia Pacific.
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