• Day 1: Tuesday, 19 December

Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes in Southeast Asia (SALSA)

The French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil is committed to preventing deforestation  and protecting biodiversity, local populations and the environment in general.  To that end the Alliance has extracted an agreement from it members to use only 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) palm oil in their products by 2015 and undertake stricter monitoring and conditions on all of their supply chains by 2020.  The French Alliance has joined the Groupe National sur les Forêts Tropicales (GNFT) organized by 4 French ministries for the purpose of coordinating action against deforestation across a range of agricultural products. In the palm oil sector, and in conjunction with SALSA, the Alliance will provide training in sustainable practices and support science in strengthening and improving current and future sustainability standards.