When can oil palm production qualify for a ‘carbon neutral’ claim?


Establishment of oil palm plantations is one of the most important drivers of land conversion in Indonesia and associated
carbon emissions. Emerging standards for ‘carbon neutrality’ claims by the industry address the concerns of those global
consumers who take responsibility for the carbon footprint of products they buy. A recent proposal by key players in the
industry (Raison et al 2015) takes a stance on where carbon neutrality can be claimed – our results differ.

van Noorddwijk, M.; Khasanah, N.; Sonya, D.;
Publications Details
Publication Type: Policy Brief
Year Published: 2015