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23 Jul Post-IPOP: How Indonesia can lead in palm oil sustainability

Palm oil is a vital ingredient for many products and the industry provides a significant source of national revenue and employment for millions of farmers. Indonesia and Malaysia collectively account for 85 to 90 percent of global palm oil production. But palm oil is often associated...

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11 May Fighting the Flames: Sustainability Revisited [Channel NewsAsia]

In partnership with Channel NewsAsia, "Fighting the Flames: Sustainability Revisited" explores the current challenges that face the palm oil industry and its multiple stakeholders in the venture towards greening the supply chain. This programme, which aired on Channel NewsAsia on 6 May 2016, is based on...

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06 May How Indonesia’s neighbours can help it fight the haze

Indonesia is making every effort to ensure that the terrible fires and haze suffered last year will not recur. This reassurance was given at the recent 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) by Mr Nazir Foead, who heads the newly created Peatland Restoration...

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22 Apr Media Coverage: 3rd S’pore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

On 15 April 2016, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held our 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on the theme of "Global Consensus, Regional Actions: Recommitting to Sustainable Growth", bringing together over 350 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics and members of the...

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15 Apr 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

On 15 April 2016, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held our 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on the theme of "Global Consensus, Regional Actions: Recommitting to Sustainable Growth", bringing together over 350 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics and members of the...

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10 Mar Fighting of fires must continue under blue skies

Blue skies breed amnesia. With the clear skies, many may now struggle to recall the urgency and anger over the smoke haze pollution in the region. Last year was one of the worst on historical record for fires and it was barely six months ago that...

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07 Jan How ASEAN should navigate a tricky 2016

Many turbulent events in 2015 were symptoms of a world lacking in optimism and growth, and facing possible changes in the global order. Even as social and economic uncertainties continue, competition is increasing among major powers, especially between the US and China. There is not much...

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27 Nov Palm Oil: The Good, the Bad and the Coy

A recent call in France to boycott Nutella had many Italians going nuts. “We should stop eating Nutella,” French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal urged in a television interview. Her reason: the iconic chocolatehazelnut spread by Italy’s Ferrero Group is made with palm oil. “Oil palms...

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