Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Malaysian Palm Oil Dialogue

Chatham House, London

Participants

Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia

Overview

The palm oil industry has come under considerable criticism from the environmental community over concerns that the expansion of palm oil plantations has led to deforestation, significant greenhouse gas emissions and other impacts detrimental to society. The palm oil industry claims to be addressing these issues and agues that palm oil production both boosts the economy and has a key role to play in poverty reduction.

Amongst others, discussion will cover:

  • The impact of the EU's Renewable Energy Directive
  • Initiatives to reduce the environmental and social impacts of the palm oil industry/increase sustainability
  • Palm oil's role in economic development in Malaysia
  • Plans for future palm oil expansion and/or forest/peatland protection

Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information please contact Lucinda Ellinas.