Detailed programme

27 September 2021

Beyond the 2020 milestone: crucial actions to make sustainable palm oil the norm

Frans Claassen

Chair, EPOA

What current data can drive market transformation in Europe? Where do we stand now and what needs to be done in the coming years to make sustainable palm oil the norm? How can European actions contribute to transforming palm oil value chains on a global scale?

12:30 CEST

Welcome and introduction

Frans Claassen

Chair, EPOA
12:40 CEST

EU legislative developments on mandatory due diligence related to deforestation risk commodities, the case of palm oil

Astrid Schomaker

Director for Global Sustainable Development, European Commission
12:50 CEST

EU government strategy towards sustainable palm oil, commitment 2025

Francesco Gaeta

Director of European and International Action, French Ministry for the Ecological Transition
13:00 CEST

Sustainable palm oil uptake in Europe 2020 & closing the gaps

Daan Wensing

Chief Executive Officer, IDH
13:10 CEST

European cooperation with producing countries in support of post 2020 ambitions

Nicolas Pérez Marulanda

President Executive, Fedepalma
13:20 CEST

Interactive and inclusive debate with contribution from various experts

14:20 CEST

Takeaways and closure

28 September 2021

Driving positive social impact in the palm oil sector

Matthew Spencer

Global Director Landscapes, IDH

The environmental impacts of palm oil production have received mass attention, however, social challenges in this sector are equally critical to achieving fully sustainable supply chains. What is the state of play of these social aspects in palm oil production? And how can European action contribute to raising the capacity of supply chains to meet such social challenges? This session provides an opportunity to explore these questions in-depth and presents examples of how participants can drive positive social change.

12:30 CEST

Welcome and introduction

Matthew Spencer

Global Director Landscapes, IDH
12:40 CEST

How to tackle hidden labour rights risks in the palm oil sector

Elles van Ark

Managing Director, CNV International
12:50 CEST

How certification standards can enhance social impact through strict RSPO criteria and implementation guidelines

Ruben Brunsveld

Deputy Director EMEA, RSPO
13:00 CEST

Challenges and actions on implementing social policies from a smallholder perspective

Rukaiyah Rafik

Manager of FORTASBI`s Smallholders School, FORTASBI (Indonesia Sustainable Palm Smallholders Forum)
13:10 CEST

How can private sector actors address labour risks through collaboration in the palm oil supply chain?

Emily Kunen

Global Climate Delivery Leader, Forests, Nestlé
13:20 CEST

Interactive and inclusive debate with contribution from various experts

14:20 CEST

Takeaways and closure

29 September 2021

Accelerating forest positive action in the palm oil sector

Didier Bergeret

Director Social Sustainability & SSCI
 The Consumer Goods Forum

While studies show deforestation linked to palm oil is decreasing, palm oil continues to be one of the main drivers of tropical forest loss. How can we accelerate the decreasing trend and fully delink palm oil production from deforestation? This session provides the opportunity to deepen our understanding on the latest trends in deforestation linked to palm oil. It also facilitates the discussion on how companies, governments and NGO's can contribute to making the palm oil sector forest positive.

12:30 CEST

Welcome and introduction

Didier Bergeret

Director Social Sustainability & SSCI, The Consumer Goods Forum
12:40 CEST

Understanding trends in global deforestation for palm oil

Anne Rosenbarger

Global Engagement Manager, Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance, World Resources Institute
12:50 CEST

Lessons learned from private sector actions to accelerate positive forest action

Rizal Algamar

Southeast Asia Regional Director, Tropical Forest Alliance at World Economic Forum
13:00 CEST

Role of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Scheme in tackling deforestation

Yazreen Sabri

Internal Affairs, MPOCC
13:10 CEST

Palm Oil Roadmap and Landscape strategy

David Pendlington

Co-chair, CGF Palm Oil Working Group, Forest Positive Coalition
13:20 CEST

Q&A 

13:35 CEST

Breakout sessions on the role of landscape projects, restoration, legal schemes and other actions to accelerate the decreasing trend of deforestation and create positive forest action in palm oil value chains.

1. Landscapes – beyond a single supply chain

Fitrian Ardiansyah
Fitrian Ardiansyah
Global Envoy for Nature-based Solutions & Country Director for Indonesia & Malaysia.
IDH
Natasha Schwarzbach
Natasha Schwarzbach
Director Global Procurement Sustainability at PepsiCo
Pepsico and CGF Forest Positive Coalition

2.  Protection and recognition of indigenous peoples and local communities rights for forest positive outcomes

Barbara Wettstein
Barbara Wettstein
Public Affairs Manager
Nestle and CGF Forest Positive Coalition
Bryson Ogden
Bryson Ogden
Associate Director
Rights and Resources Initiative

3. Role of government engagement (COP 26) in support of forest positive action


Charlotte Bernhard
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Róisín Mortimer
Róisín Mortimer
Lead, Private sector engagement and programming
Tropical Forest Alliance
Rachael Kretsis
Sustainable Supply Chains Policy Advisor
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

4. Accelerating forest positive action and building credibility through transparency and accountability

Hugo Chambers
Hugo Chambers
Sustainable Sourcing Manager
Sainsbury's

5. The future of monitoring and response for forest positive outcomes

Niels Wielaard
Niels Wielaard
Expert satellite-based forest, agriculture, carbon and water monitoring solutions
Satelligence
Martin Huxtable
Martin Huxtable
Sustainable Sourcing Director Unilever
Unilever and CGF Forest Positive Coalition
14:05 CEST

Feed back breakout sessions

14:20 CEST

Closure