At RSPO RT14 in Bangkok, there are likely 800 participants. Key stakeholder representatives are familiar friendly faces. Very glad to be here in 2016 for palm sustainability that I first started to attend seven years ago.
published by ISEAS Perspectives, my paper on the shift of the Malaysia and Indonesia palm oil sectors to sustainability efforts. One group of transnational NGOs, led by the WWF, has
pressured large corporate growers as well as
multi-national consumer brands to accept Europe-centric voluntary
certification standards. Thus, since about 2003, the net impact of
various NGO pressures has helped to rein in the speed and prospects for
oil palm expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia by large corporate growers.
The authorities in Indonesia and Malaysia have reacted by creating
their own certification schemes. . You can view here: http://tinyurl.com/cam62v4but please go to http://www.iseas.edu.sg/ for more.