16-18 March 2016, Bali, Indonesia
Sustainable Palm Oil and Climate Change: The Way Forward Through Mitigation and Adaptation
UPDATED! March 10' 2016 | 16.03


Wednesday, 16 March 2016 ------

08.45 - 10.40          Opening Ceremony
         Welcome by OC
JP. Caliman. PT Smart Tbk (Indonesia)
                              Keynote Speech
  • Chairman and CEO of GAR. Franky O. Widjaja (Indonesia)
  • WWF Indonesia. Alex Rusli (Indonesia)
  • DG CIRAD. Michel Eddi (France)
  • Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia). Rosan Perkasa Roeslani (Indonesia)
                              Opening Speech
Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. Darmin Nasution
10.40 - 11.10          Coffee Break/ Exhibition Visit

11.10 - 12.10          Session 1: Panel Discussion
Palm Oil and Environment: An International Interest
Moderator: Michel Eddi. DG CIRAD (France)

  • Ambassador of Norway for Indonesia. Stig I. Traavik (Norway)
  • Deputy Minister for Maritime Sovereignty, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Resources. Arif H. Oegroseno (Indonesia)
  • FAO Country Director. Mark Smulders (United Nations)
  • Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Pakistan for Indonesia. Syed Zahid Raza (Pakistan)
12.10 - 13.10          Lunch Break

13.10 - 15.00          Session 2: General Lecturers
Climate Change and Agriculture
Moderator: Chew Fook Tim, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
COP21 - Impact for agriculture commodity chains
Y. Laurans. IDDRI (France)

El Nino: dynamics, impacts, and future projections
A. Santoso. ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, CSIRO (Australia)

Climate change: what does it mean for oil palm?
R.H.V. Corley (United Kingdom)
15.00 - 15.30           Coffee Break/Poster Session/Exhibition Visit

15.30 - 17.30           Session 3:
Oil Palm Development and GHG: Forest Conservation
Moderator: Tiur Rumondang, RSPO (Indonesia)
Sustainable alternatives to commodity-driven deforestation: Using Global Forest Watch Commodities to monitor zero deforestation commitments and direct production to low impact areas
S. Lake. WRI (USA)

Putting No Deforestation into Practice - experience with implementing the HCS Approach
I. Rafina. TFT (Indonesia)

HCS+: Emission Reduction from New Oil Palm Development in Gabon
A. Lee. Olam International (Singapore)

HCS+: Challenge for Smallholders
R. S. Harjanthi. (Indonesia)

The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: Impacts of Change in Land Cover and Climate

Thursday, 17 March 2016 ------

08.45 - 09.20          Session 4a:
Oil Palm and GHG Emission: Slash and Burn Practice in Agriculture Development
Moderator: Gan Lian Tiong, PT Musim Mas (Indonesia)

Impact of haze on oil palm performance
JP Caliman. PT Smart Tbk (Indonesia)
09.20 - 09.50        Coffee Break/Exhibition Visit

09.50 - 11.30        Session 4b: Panel Discussion
Oil Palm and GHG Emission: Slash and Burn Practice in Agriculture Development
Moderator: Uni Lubis, Rappler (Indonesia)
Slash and Burn practice in Agriculture in Indonesia
E. Meijaard. Borneo Futures (Brunei Darussalam) and University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Hadi Daryanto)
  • Head District Seruyan (Sudarsono)
  • SPKS (Mansuetus Darto)
  • GAPKI (Agam Fatcurrochman)
  • WRI (A. Rosenbarger)
  • Borneo Futures and University of Queensland (E. Meijaard)
11.30 - 12.20         Session 5:
Peat restoration
Moderator: Desi Kusumadewi. IDH (Indonesia)

Peat Restoration in Indonesia: Strategy, Action Plan, and Objectives
Nazir Foead. Peat Restoration Agency (Indonesia)
12.20 - 13.20         Lunch

13.20 - 14.40         Session 6:
Oil palm and GHG remediation: Renewable Energy
Moderator: Tatang Hernas Soerawidjaja, ITB (Indonesia)
CPO and Bioenergy: strategy and experience of Indonesia
Bayu Krisnamurthi. Indonesia Estate Crop Fund for Oil  Palm (Indonesia)
Conditions for a sustainable development of palm-oil-based biodiesel in Indonesia
S. Silveira. KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
EU regulation for biofuel
K. Guizouarn. Avril Group (France)

14.40 - 15.45         Session 7:
Oil palm and GHG Footprint
Moderator: Rosediana Suharto (Indonesia)
GHG RSPO calculator: Scientific Background
C. Bessou. CIRAD (France)
GHG RSPO calculator: Case Studies
M. Chin. RSPO (Malaysia)

RSPO PalmGHG, ISCC and ISPO calculator: A comparative analysis
Gan Lian Tiong. PT Musim Mas (Indonesia)


15.45 - 16.15          Coffee Break/Exhibition Visit

16.15 - 17.40          Session 8:
 Oil palm and GHG footprint
Moderator: Eleanor Slate,  Oxford University (United Kingdom)
Life cycle assessment of palm oil - investigating nature conservation and other GHG mitigation options
J. H. Schmidt. LCA consultant (Denmark)

Poster: N2O emissions from oil palm cultivation on mineral soils: review of emission measurements, and challenges in modeling.
L. Pardon. CIRAD (France)

Poster: Partitioning of soil respiration into auto-and heterotrophic components in a peat swamp forest and oil palm plantations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
D. Hendry. CIFOR (Indonesia)

Poster: The impact of land-use change from forest to oil palm on soil greenhouse gas and volatile organic compound fluxes
J. Drewver. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (United Kingdom)

Poster: GHG emissions during composting and EFB recycling
B. Hadiwijaya. PT Smart Tbk (Indonesia)

Water footprint for sustainable palm oil production: a concept to be implemented in the near future
A. Enstrom. Neste (Finland)

Friday, 18 March 2016 ------

08.30 - 09.10          Morning Coffee/Exhibition Visit

09.10 - 09.30          Keynote Speech
                               Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia. H. Andi Amran Sulaiman, MP (*)

09.30 - 11.00          Session 9:
Climate Change and Oil Palm Adaptation
Moderator: M. de Raissac, Cirad (France)

Oil palm breeding for climate change adaptation
Soh Aik Chin. University of Nottingham (Malaysia)

Oil palm management to adapt to climate change in Colombia
J. S. Torres Aguas. Cenipalma (Colombia)

Exploitation of oil palm genetic diversity to adapt to drought: Benin Experience
L. Nodichao. INRAB (Benin)
Poster: Fluorescence as a tool for drought tolerance screening
R.Subawati. PT Smart Tbk (Indonesia)

Poster: Toward a functional-structural model of oil palm able to assist the evaluation of genetic differences between progenies for architecture and radiation interception efficiency
R. Perez. CIRAD (France)


11.00 - 11.10         Summary of the Conference
 JP. Caliman. PT Smart Tbk (Indonesia)
11.10 - 11.25         Closing remarks
Rachmat Witoelar. President's Special Envoy for Climate Change (Indonesia) (*)
11.25 - End            Lunch


Will El Nino Benefit Oil Palm Production in Ecuador? a new perspective on the global climatic phenomenon
Bernard Dubos, Roberto Hermosa, Jose Beltran, Victor Baron and Enrique Torres

Impacts of Smouldering Fires on Carbon and Nitrogen Contents in Peats
Gusti Z. Anshari

Fluorescence as a Tool for Drought Tolerance Screening
Reni S. Kusumaningtyas, Fahri Arief Siregar, Yong Yit yuan, Jean Pierre Caliman, Denis Fabre

Validation of I-Phy palm, an Indicator of Pesticide Pollution Risk: Method and Preliminary Results
Raphael Marichal, Ribka Sionita, Julie Wholfahrt, Cecile Bessou,Jean-Pierre Caliman

Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emission by Gasification of Palm Empty Fruit Bunch
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