As of: January 2018
Low-emissions oil palm development in Berau District, East Kalimantan
Objective and activities
Berau District, East Kalimantan Province, is currently at a critical point in its development. A substantial portion of land eligible for development of oil palm plantations is still primary and secondary forests. The conversion of these areas could result in up to 60 million tons of forest carbon emissions. This project will bring government institutions, private sector industry, and civil society groups together to develop and pilot implementation of a district-level sustainable oil palm program in order to demonstrate that palm oil development can be done in a responsible manner at scale. Outputs include increased capacity of district government, tools and approaches for improved corporate and community practices, provincial level socio-economic and environmental analysis and policy dialogue to inform sustainable oil palm development, and policy recommendations on jurisdictional program development and implementation. The project will serve as a model for other districts and provinces seeking to implement sustainable oil palm programs.
- Low-emissions oil palm development in Berau District, East Kalimantan