Across Asia, the domestic consumption of palm oil is growing, with India and Indonesia leading the way as the largest consumers of palm oil globally. For many years, palm oil has been a huge focus of sustainability efforts in the region. However, much of this work has focused on palm oil production due to Indonesia and Malaysia's roles as the world's largest producers of palm oil. Recently, there has been an increasing focus on how demand for sustainable palm oil can be strengthened in emerging markets with recognition that companies, consumers, governments and the finance sector have key roles to play in this regard.
This webinar provided an opportunity for those working in the palm oil sector in Asia, including on the demand side, to hear about ongoing efforts in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore that are strengthening demand for sustainable palm oil such as youth engagement, industry platforms, and company rankings. We shared findings from desk research and dialogues that ISEAL held with actors in this space to discover what’s worked, what’s not and why. Expert panellists discussed how the findings can inform future work on sustainable palm oil demand in the region.
In this webinar, you hear from the following speakers:
- Vidya Rangan, Senior Manager, Impacts and Evidence, ISEAL
- Joko Arif, Senior Advisor for Climate and Land Use, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- Kamal Prakash Seth, Country Head - India, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
- Philippa Walker, Asia Sustainable Palm Oil Links (ASPOL) Programme Manager, WWF Singapore
Find out more about efforts to strengthen demand for sustainable palm oil by reading these three case studies.