KRISTIN COAD Indonesia’s Palm Oil
Background <ul><li>In crisis because of deforestation due to palm oil plantations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat loss </li>...
A1- Deforestation <ul><li>Palm oil is the largest cause of deforestation in Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of hectar...
CA1- Production/ cheaper fuel <ul><li>Interest in palm oil as a renewable, green alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading t...
A2- Global warming and habitat loss <ul><li>2,643 fire hotspots in Sumatra </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of tons of CO2 </li>...
CA2- Brought opportunities <ul><li>Villagers without palm land fall below the poverty line </li></ul><ul><li>The more land...
A3- Short term benefit <ul><li>It is up to the country to regulate production </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtable on Sustainable ...
Solutions <ul><li>Plantations are becoming hazardous to the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Palm oil plantations should stay...
Solutions <ul><li>Stick to enforced laws about only planting on degraded land </li></ul><ul><li>Buy less palm oil products...
Works Cited <ul><li>Cochrane, Joe. &quot;Miracle or Menace?&quot;  Development Asia . 1 June 2008. Web. 24 May 2010. <http...
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  1. 1. KRISTIN COAD Indonesia’s Palm Oil
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>In crisis because of deforestation due to palm oil plantations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat loss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indonesia is the 3 rd largest CO2 emission country </li></ul><ul><li>Brought job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Palm oil should be brought to a minimum </li></ul>
  3. 3. A1- Deforestation <ul><li>Palm oil is the largest cause of deforestation in Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of hectares of forest is already cut down </li></ul><ul><li>Palm oil from guarded land </li></ul><ul><li>Causing widespread damage </li></ul>
  4. 4. CA1- Production/ cheaper fuel <ul><li>Interest in palm oil as a renewable, green alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading to Europe and the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Palm will be produce biodiesel for domestic markets </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest price in over 15 months </li></ul>
  5. 5. A2- Global warming and habitat loss <ul><li>2,643 fire hotspots in Sumatra </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of tons of CO2 </li></ul><ul><li>being released </li></ul><ul><li>Destroying habitats for Sumatran tiger and orangutan </li></ul><ul><li>Orangutan population has dwindled 50% in recent years </li></ul>
  6. 6. CA2- Brought opportunities <ul><li>Villagers without palm land fall below the poverty line </li></ul><ul><li>The more land owned, the more money is made </li></ul><ul><li>Small holders trying to support their families through palm oil </li></ul>
  7. 7. A3- Short term benefit <ul><li>It is up to the country to regulate production </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism by Greenpeace </li></ul><ul><li>Laws are being enforced </li></ul>
  8. 8. Solutions <ul><li>Plantations are becoming hazardous to the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Palm oil plantations should stay at a minimum to reduce CO2 emissions and deforestation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Solutions <ul><li>Stick to enforced laws about only planting on degraded land </li></ul><ul><li>Buy less palm oil products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce demand </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Cochrane, Joe. &quot;Miracle or Menace?&quot; Development Asia . 1 June 2008. Web. 24 May 2010. <http://development.asia/issue01/feature-01.asp>. </li></ul><ul><li>Knudson, Tom. &quot;Dark Side of a Hot Biofuel.&quot; Rainforest Portal . 08 Jan. 2008. Web. 04 May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Law, Bill. &quot;BBC News - Can Palm Oil Help Indonesia's Poor?&quot; BBC NEWS | News Front Page . 1 Mar. 2010. Web. 12 May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>McDermott, Matthew. &quot;Malaysia and Indonesia To Expand Domestic Palm Oil Biodiesel as Commodity Price Drops.&quot; TreeHugger . 8 May 2008. Web. 23 May 2010. <http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/malaysia-indonesia-increase-palm-oil-biodiesel-production.php>. </li></ul><ul><li>McDonald, Frank. &quot;Indonesia’s Failure to Protect Rainforest Criticized.&quot; Record number: 9FY3654512167. EBSCOhost . 16 June 2009. Web. 6 May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Miniscalco, Emma. &quot;Is Harvesting Palm Oil Destroying the Rainforests?: Scientific American.&quot; Science News, Articles and Information | Scientific American . 11 Dec. 2008. Web. 9 May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Murray, James. &quot;Indonesia Lifts Ban on Palm Oil Plantations - 19 Feb 2009 - BusinessGreen.com.“ BusinessGreen.com News . 19 Feb. 2009. Web. 10 May 2010. </li></ul>
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