Policy makers and governments play an incredibly important role in the transformation towards sustainable palm oil value chains. To learn more about what you can do, we are glad to have a conversation.
Governments of consuming and producing countries can:
- develop and implement regulatory frameworks that create an enabling environment for producing palm products in a sustainable way. This can include specific regulatory frameworks, such as the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (ISPO) or the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Initiative (MSPO).
- invest in support programmes on the ground that support development of sustainable palm production. develop regulatory measures that ensure that in their jurisdictions only the consumption of sustainably produced palm oil is be allowed. The European Palm Oil Alliance calls out towards the EU government for a regulatory framework that would ensure only sustainable palm oil consumption in the EU. For the EPOA position paper click here.
Both governments of producing and consuming countries can invest in programmes on the ground that support development of sustainable palm production. Opportunities include:
- The National Initiatives for Sustainable Climate Smart Oil Palm Farming
- Verified Sourcing Area