West Papua Challenges in Becoming Conservation Province

West Papua is again committed to making 70% of its area a conservation area. This was expressed by West Papua Governor Dominggus Madacan at the International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecotourism and Creative Economy (ICBE) 2018.

ICBE 2018: Conservation for all Papua Areas

This agreement is an important step for the two provinces with abundant natural resources and biodiversity while facing various challenges, such as the low capacity of human resources, deforestation, changes in land functions, tenurial conflicts, and so on.

Is Greenpeace Outrageous?

Recently environmental activist organization Greenpeace has aggressively thrown accusations against private palm oil giant Wilmar and occupied its oil refinery, an action the palm oil company referred as an act of trespassing and vandalism.

What Do You Know About B20?

The Government inaugurated the use of 20-percent biodiesel or B20 on August 31, 2018, aiming to reduce the cost of importing diesel fuel. Majority of people, however, fill their diesel-powered vehicles with diesel fuel without knowing its content.

Is It The Final Countdown For The Anti-Palm Oil Faction?

The Greenpeace reports also fell into the trap of traditional grievances against palm oil that are no longer relevant. It claims that the production of the commodity is rapidly pushing deforestation and depleting forests.

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ICBE for Sustainable Papua

The four-day International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecotourism and Creative Economy (ICBE) event has produced fourteen points that will become the foundation for building the Papua region with the sustainability principle.

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ICBE 2018: West Papua Needs Incentives for Conservation

West Papua Province which declares itself as Conservation Province with Sustainable Development for Special Provincial Regulations (Perdasus) requires the support of various parties–the Central Government, Regional Governments, governments of other countries and global donor organizations.

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Is Greenpeace Outrageous?

Recently environmental activist organization Greenpeace has aggressively thrown accusations against private palm oil giant Wilmar and occupied its oil refinery, an action the palm oil company referred as an act of trespassing and vandalism.

read more

What Do You Know About B20?

The Government inaugurated the use of 20-percent biodiesel or B20 on August 31, 2018, aiming to reduce the cost of importing diesel fuel. Majority of people, however, fill their diesel-powered vehicles with diesel fuel without knowing its content.

read more

News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

CPO market growth remains stagnant

Bisnis Indonesia, 2 October 2018 Cofco International Palm Oil Production Analyst Roby Fauzan predicted Indonesia's exports of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives wouldn't recover at least until October. India, China, and European Union, three main CPO importers...

Palm oil

Kontan Harian, 21 September 2018 The national palm oil industry continues the attempts to convince the global market regarding environmental issues faced by the industry. Unfortunately, the efforts are still deemed inadequate. Maverick Communication Specialist Ong...

Major brands still support deforestation: Greenpeace

The Jakarta Post, 20 September 2018 A commitment to source palm oil only from producers that are committed to protecting the environment and respecting human rights was introduced in late 2013 as a reaction to the reckless expansion of oil palm plantations. The...

Palm oil players intensify positive campaign

Kompas, 20 September 2018 Palm oil industry players are boosting positive campaign to show off the implementation of sustainable practices in Indonesia. The campaign is expected to counter negative accusations that hamper palm oil export to other countries, including...

Press Release

The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry.

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Green Economy Development for Palm Oil Industry

“Existing policies, whatever their form, must be directed towards strengthening the capacity and productivity of planters, including access to markets and financing, while at the same time support an agriculture that guarantees environmental conservation,” Fitrian said.

SPECIAL REPORTS

Papuans want palm oil plantations

That one’s life can turn like a wheel, with its ups and downs, is something that Samuel Maikea and his wife Rachel Derione can vouch for. This native Papuan couple from the Iwaro Tribe have now settled in Puragi village, in the South Sorong district of West Papua....

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RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE II SEMINAR

24 APRIL 2018

This conference will discuss EU palm oil import policy and what it will affect Indonesia palm oil industry

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14TH INDONESIA PALM OIL CONFERENCE

31 Oktober – 2 November 2018

The palm oil industry annual event that held by GAPKI.

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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO

9 – 11 Oktober 2018

This conference is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of North Sumatera, Medan to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry.

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