The Jakarta Post
Environmentalists and officials have stressed that a breakthrough is necessary to develop a sustainable palm oil industry
Speaking on the second day of the sixth International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE) in Nusa Dua, the director of policy, sustainability and transformation of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia, Aditya Bayunanda, said that Indonesia, as a major player in the industry, should conduct more research into palm oil to achieve sustainability.
“We need more research on palm oil, so that we can reach the point where palm oil can be developed sustainably,” Aditya said.
Palm oil is the second-largest contributor to export earnings in Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer.
However, activists have long criticized the impact of rapid development of the industry on the environment.
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