[LINK] RSPO’s Response to POI Position Statement on the RSPO

[LINK] RSPO’s Response to POI Position Statement on the RSPO

In relation to Palm Oil Investigations (POI)’s withdrawal of support for RSPO, published on http://www.palmoilinvestigations.org/poi-position-statement-on-the-rspo.html on 12th September 2016, RSPO would like to address point by point the items reported in the POI statement, and direct readers to the RSPO responses issued at the time of the reports and RSPO actions. Below, readers will also find comments in relation to the allegations made against the RSPO Complaints Panel members and the Complaints Panel work.

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[LINK]  How Indonesia is stepping up fight against climate change

[LINK] How Indonesia is stepping up fight against climate change

United States President-elect Donald Trump may have labelled climate change a hoax, but that has not stalled the momentum behind last month’s United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

Less than one year after its adoption, the Paris climate agreement has entered into force, with some 175 countries already on board. The next step will be to begin implementing the commitments each country has made. In South-east Asia in particular, regional cooperation will be critical to address certain issues that transcend national boundaries.

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[DOC] Can We Get Rid of Palm Oil?

[DOC] Can We Get Rid of Palm Oil?

Amount of Vegetable Oils Consumed Globally for Food, Feed, Waste, and Technical Purposes.

Concerns over the sustainability of palm oil have triggered debates about its role in a bio-based economy, but can we get rid of it? Although the quick answer is no, we should eliminate unsustainable land-use practices. However, currently, technical and financial support for land-users to adopt sustainable land-use practices in the cultivation of palm oil is largely missing.

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RSPO PC Lead Auditors Course, RSPO Endorsement Pending

RSPO PC Lead Auditors Course, RSPO Endorsement Pending

We are very pleased to inform you all that our application to run an RSPO-endorsed RSPO PC Lead Auditors Course has been submitted to the RSPO and acknowledged in a positive way.

In accordance with the procedures for endorsement, we can now formally inform you that RSPO endorsement is pending.

Attached is an introduction to the course.

 

Dates. 17th April to 21st April

The RSPO require time to review the documents and so we are planning the first course to be run in Indonesia from 17th to 21st April 2017.

This is between RSPO SCC courses being run on the 12th and 13th April in Malaysia and the 24th and 25th April in Indonesia.

Details will be circulated in the New Year.

 

CB Specific requirements

We endeavour to provide training in response to demand and expectations and so please let us know if you have any specific requirements, including in-house training for a fixed fee.

 

RSPO Certification: In No Uncertain Terms

Our 5 training manuals are fully up to date, with for example, the latest NPP reporting requirements, GHG calculations, Oleochemicals, Book and Claim and so on.

Details are attached as these are integral too all my RSPO training. Spanish versions are almost ready.

For more information, please contact:

Bart W van Assen | Compliance Coach & Auditor
+62 813 11442202 | bart@davidoggandpartners.com | bwvanassen@gmail.com
Skype: kfdutchman | Contacts: vCard

Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all, all the very best for 2017

Kind regards,

David Ogg & Partners

 

 

1.0 RSPO PC Lead Auditor Course Introduction
Introduction to the Training Volumes with extracts Oct 2016

Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Nothing very special, easy to purchase (here in the Botanical Garden), but still very pleased that all three plants thrive and now are flowering. Each flower is 2-3 mm wide, Phalaenopsis deliciosa. For more information: https://g.co/kgs/ZRme3Q

Dedication

Dedication

The referee of SBR’s friendly matches maintained his impartiality throughout all matches, not engaging with any teams prior to or during the matches. He even stayed on the field by himself during the short breaks between matches. The dedication to his profession should be respected.

[DOC]  Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses

[DOC] Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses

This report entitled “Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses” presents the results of the fifth global scientific assessment undertaken by the GFEP initiative. The report set out to gain deeper understanding of the meaning of illegal logging and related timber trade, its scale, drivers and consequences. It provides a structured synthesis of available scientific and expert knowledge on illegal logging and associated timber trade while adding to existing studies and reports by sharing new insights, including a criminology perspective and new information about timber and timber product trade flows as well as exploring future policy options and governance responses.

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[DOC] A Profile of Oil Palm Smallholders and Their Challenges of Farming Independently

[DOC] A Profile of Oil Palm Smallholders and Their Challenges of Farming Independently

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-2-54-42-pm-342x480The sustainability of global palm oil supply chains depends on being able to determine who is producing the palm oil, where they are cultivating it and how it is being cultivated. The traceability of palm oil supply chains is complicated when they involve independent, small-scale oil palm farmers. In contrast to plantations, plasma farmers, little is known about independent oil palm farmers, including where their farms are, how they farm and to whom they sell their produce to.

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