22-24 February 2012, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia
Conserving Forests, Expanding Sustainable Palm Oil Production
UPDATED! August 02' 2011 | 06.08


  • Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Indonesia


  • High carbon stock forest : definition, identification & measurement, conservation and management.
  • Enhancing bio diversity : increasing bio diversity within and around plantations and monitoring management practices.    
  • Contribution of ecological services to green intensification :pollination,IPM,nutrient cycling,prevention of pollution,etc. 
  • GHG emission : understanding best practices for reducing emissions. + Responding to EPA (US)'S NODA
  • Smallholders and ecological intensification


The 3rd International Conference on Oil Palm and the Environment (ICOPE) organized by PT. Smart Tbk. Indonesia, WWF Indonesia, and Cirad France, the three emblematic organizers of ICOPE, will be held on 22-23-24 February 2012 in Bali-Indonesia.

Since the first and second conferences held in 2007 and 2010 respectively, ICOPE has gained international recognition as a unique and valuable platform for experts to network and share best practices and solutions compatible with both palm oil production and environmental preservation.

The 2nd ICOPE (2010) saw more than 400 leading scientists and practitioners from 15 countries participate in the three day conference. Since then, several key initiatives at various scales by plantation companies, national and international Institutions have been announced and implemented. Among them, Indonesia has signed a moratorium on deforestation, arising from the bilateral financial agreement with Norway. The ministry of Agriculture in Indonesia has formalized its ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) system that aims to shape the industry towards sustainability on a mandatory basis. Several plantation companies are making significant efforts for forest conservation, especially those associated with High Carbon Stock and High Conservation Value. While RSPO certification is progressing, few examples of REDD+ have been mentioned in relation to oil palm development projects.

Meanwhile the palm oil momentum is encouraged by the good prospects of the market in relation to increasing demand and consumption.

Issues, solutions, existing tools and possible field practices need to be identified and addressed to make forest conservation compatible with the global palm oil momentum. How to define, identify and manage High Carbon stock forest ? How to promote and manage biodiversity within plantations for the benefit of both the planters and the environment ? What best practices to reduce GHG emissions ?

One key to the solution rests on the smallholders who own around 60% of oil palm area in the world. Yield records show extreme performances among them; this depending on the degree of access to extension services and planting material. How can the smallholders contribute to this green agenda ? What are the practical solutions ?

The objective of the conference, i.e. to share experience and solution between the various stakeholders, is therefore most appropriate and timely as we move forward to make the oil palm industry one of the green components of agriculture.


To highlight environmental issues, sharing experience on possible solutions and resources not only for the benefit of the environment, but also for the industry itself.


Opening Speech & Opening by Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, Keynotes speech by Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and Keynotes speech by Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Indonesia.


There will be papers in General Lectures, Technical Sessions and Posters from reputable scientists from high ranking institutions and Organizations. Among them:

  • Shinta Widjaja Kamdani - Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indonesia
  • Carl Traeholt - Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark
  • Hans R Herren - President Millenium Institute, Switzerland
  • Jatna Suprijatna - Research Center for Climate Change of University of Indonesia
  • K.Ilangovan - Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), Malaysia
  • Edgar Turner - Cambridge University, UK
  • Jake L.Snaddon - University of Oxford, UK
  • Philippe Girardin - France
  • Dodik R.Nurochmat - Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
  • Rosediana Soeharto - KMSI, Indonesia
  • Tan Yew Al - MPOB, Malaysia
  • Paul L.Nelson - James Cook University, Australia
  • Kristell Hergoualc'h - CIFOR, Indonesia
  • John Garcia - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Bandung Sahari - Astra Agro Lestari, Indonesia
  • Paul Koona - IRAD, Republic of Cameroon
  • Barakalla - PT.Bisma Dharma Kencana, Indonesia
  • Janice Ser Huay Lee - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Teguh Waryono - APKASINDO, Indonesia
  • Neil Douglas Fuller - Agrinos, Indonesia
  • Murom Banabas - Papua New Guinea Oil Palm Research Association Inc, Papua New Guinea
  • M.Zrust - The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UK
  • Perry Mandeville - PT.Earthline, Indonesia


  • Oil palm planters, millers, traders, etc
  • Research Organizations and Universities
  • NGOs involved in Environmental issues
  • Government Agencies


A palm oil exhibition will be accompanying the conference to provide opportunities for participants to view and discuss the equipment, technology and products related to palm oil industry as well as to provide networking opportunities for buyers and sellers.

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