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Using degraded land for sustainable palm oil

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Ideas Marketplace presentation from WRI - the World Resources Institute. Presented at Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 in Doha Qatar, 3 December 2012. http://www.agricultureday.org

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Using degraded land for sustainable palm oil

  1. 1. Indonesia:New Opportunities for Climate Compatible AgricultureKEMEN AUSTIN | Research Associate
  2. 2. The Facts• The Indonesian government has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2020.• 87% of this goal is planned to be achieved via reducing deforestation, forest degradation, and peatland conversion (DNPI 2010).• The country also aims to increase production of 15 major crops, including doubling palm oil production by 2020.• This will require ~ 4 Million ha of additional land area (Miettenen 2012).• If historic conversion patterns continue, up to 90% of this expansion will occur at the expense of forests (Carlson et al 2012).
  3. 3. The GoalDecoupling agricultural expansion and forest conversion
  4. 4. The Goal
  5. 5. The Approach1. Defining and mapping suitable land for expansion of sustainable palm oil on low carbon, low biodiversity land.2. Publishing an online web mapping application that can support ‘greening’ of the palm oil supply chain- Focus in Kalimantan, where 65% of current permits for Palm Oil are located
  6. 6. Defining Suitable Land
  7. 7. The Suitability Mapper allows users tocustomize a “potential suitability” map
  8. 8. The Approach1. Defining and mapping suitable land for expansion of sustainable palm oil on low carbon, low biodiversity land.2. Publishing an online web mapping application that can support ‘greening’ of the palm oil supply chain- Focus in Kalimantan, where 65% of current permits for Palm Oil are located
  9. 9. WRI’s “Forest Cover Analyzer” alerts past and newforest cover change in an area of the user’s choice
  10. 10. Forest Cover Analyzerhttp://www.wri.org/media/maps/forest-cover-monitoring/Suitability Mapperhttp://www.wri.org/media/maps/oil-palm-sustainability/Thank youkaustin@wri.org

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