The Palm Scribe

Two ways to value sustainable palm oil

What is the value of sustainable palm oil? For some, it is the conservation of tropical…

Sektor kelapa sawit perlu perubahan pola pikir keberlanjutan

Dunia tengah menghadapi kelangkaan pasokan minyak nabati dan situasi akan memburuk kecuali kita mengubah cara pandang…

EU open to cooperation, dialogue towards sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia

The  European Union, while bent on curbing deforestation and other negative impacts of palm oil cultivation,…

Zero-burning policy hurts small farmers – a flexible approach is needed

To tackle the ongoing disaster of fires and haze that harm human health and the environment, since…

Giant lizards are thriving on Borneo’s oil palm plantations

Oil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of Borneo. Towering rainforests have been…

Palm oil politics impede sustainability in Southeast Asia

Indonesia and Malaysia are at the centre of the world’s decades-long palm oil boom. Between them…

Decades of experience refute argument that planting damages peatland

With the relentless global pressure over environmental destruction and degradation the Indonesian government has moved to…

A 10-point plan to stop tropical forest deforestation

The World Economic Forum-hosted Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is advocating a 10-point plan to remove deforestation…

Export dependent Indonesia, moves to tighten sustainability in its palm oil industry

As export markets for Indonesian palm oil become increasingly competitive and restrictive, the Indonesian government is…

No, palm oil is not responsible for 40% of global deforestation

A little over a month ago, Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry sought to extend a moratorium on issuing…