Understanding NDPE Commitments

Processed from various sources by: Asep Adhikerana, EcoNusantara Lestari. PRELIMINARY In the global supply chain, palm oil processing companies play a strategic role for the sustainability of oil palm plantations. Under pressure from NGOs and buyers, Wilmar International – as the market leader – became the first company to commit to an NDPE (No Deforestation, …

Sustainability at the crossroads

A look back at 2021 through the Sustainable Development Goals. There were high hopes for 2021. The year promised progress on the push for sustainable development after months of pandemic-induced delays and uncertainty. We heard ambitious talk of a ‘green recovery’, and world leaders were due to gather for meetings of the United Nations conventions …

Get to know ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change)

The main foundation of the ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) concept is the assumption that the use of agricultural commodities as feedstock for biofuels will increase the demand for additional land on top of existing uses (such as food, animal feed, fiber, and even forest areas). To meet this additional demand, the original commodity must …

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

What are Nature-based Solutions? Nature-based Solutions (NbS= Nature-based solutions) for climate change, sometimes called “natural climate solutions,” include better conservation, recovery, or management of ecosystems to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Examples include allowing forests to grow again, restoring coastal wetlands, and switching to restorative agricultural practices, such as ground cover crop rotation …