Conserving Forests, Expanding Sustainable Palm Oil Production

Conferences 06, Aug 2012

22-24 February 2012 | Grand Hyatt Hotel, Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia
Conserving Forests, Expanding Sustainable Palm Oil Production



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.


  • 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


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. For detail information, enquiry or registration, please contact by email to:
attn. Mr.Suma Nugraha,
Phone: +62 21 3181212

For further information, please contact:
Secretariat of ICOPE 2014:

Maharti Ph: +(62) 856 7402 778 or Yamashita Ph: +(62) 821 1126 9822
Sinar Mas Land Plaza, Tower II, 4 th Floor. Jalan MH. Thamrin no.51, Jakarta 10350 – Indonesia
Phone : +(62) 21 3181 212
Phone : +(62) 21 3181 224
Fax:     +(62) 21 3181 315

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012—–

14.00 – 18.00 Early Registration

Wednesday, 22 February 2012—–

07.00 – 16.00 Registration

08.45 – 10.15 Opening Ceremony (90′)

Welcoming Remarks by Chairman of Steering Committee

  • Opening Speech by Minister of Agriculture of The Republic of Indonesia
  • Keynote Speech by Minister of Forest of The Republic of Indonesia
  • Keynote Speech by Minister for the Environment of The Republic of Indonesia

10.15 – 10.35 Coffee Break/Poster Presentation/Exhibition Visit (20′)

10.35 – 12.05 Introductory Lecture – General Papers 1,2,3 (90′)


  • Sustainability Agenda in EU
    Colin Crooks, Dep. Head of Mission (EU Embassy) (15′)
  • Prospect for Green Business needs Incentives Policy
    Shinta Widjaja Kamdani – Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (25′)
  • Sustainable Palm Oil Production : From Concept to Implementation
    Carl Traeholt – Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark (30′)

Moderator: Nazir Foead – WWF, Indonesia

Q & A (20′)

12.05 – 13.00 Lunch Break/Poster Presentation/Exhibition Visit (55′)

13.00 – 14.25 Plenary Lecture – General Paper (85′)


  • New Vision for Sustainable Agriculture
    Franky O. Widjaja – Co-chair of Partnership on Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture,World Economic Forum (WEF), Chairman of PT. SMART Tbk (15′)
  • Market and Profitability of Sustainable Palm Oil Value Chain
    Efransjah – WWF, Indonesia (10′)
  • Agriculture Beyond Food: Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Challenges for The Food and “Green” Energy Systems Ahead
    Hans R Herren – President Millennium Institute, USA (30′)

Moderator: Robert Habib – Cirad, France

Q & A (30′)

14.25 – 15.05 General Lecture 1 (40′)

Forest and biodiversity conservation

  • Sustainable Agriculture in the Climate Change Era : Case Study of Papua
    Jatna S – University of Indonesia, Indonesia (30′)

Moderator: Endang Gumbira Said – MAKSI, Indonesia

Q & A (10′)

15.05 – 16.05 Technical Session

Forest and biodiversity conservation – session 1 (60′)

  • Application of Remote Sensing Data for Oil Plantation Mapping
    Perry Mandeville – PT Earthline (20′)
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Tool – A Key Stepping Stone for Improving HCV Management in Palm Oil Landscapes and RSPO Certification Credibility
    M. Zrust – The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UK (20′)

Moderator: JP. Caliman – SMART Research Institute, Indonesia

Q & A (20′)

16.05 – 16.20 Coffee Break/Poster Presentation/Exhibition Visit (15′)

16.20 – 17.05 General Lecture 2 (45′)

Forest and biodiversity conservation

  • Could ecological corridors partly compensate degradation of tropical forest
    Philippe Girardin – France (30′)

Moderator: Ambono Janurianto – Bakrie Sumatra Plantation Tbk, Indonesia

Q & A (15′)

17.05 – 18.05 Technical Session

Forest and biodiversity conservation – session 2 (60′)

  • The Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project: Investigating The Design of Human-Modified Landscapes For Productivity And Conservation
    Edgar Turner – Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, UK (20′)
  • Others : Imperial College, London- UK; Royal Society, South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme
    Oil Palm Expansion in Colombia: Reconciling Targets for the Environment and Development
    John Garcia – ETH Zurich, Switzerland (20′)

Moderator: Rosediana Soeharto – KMSI, Indonesia

Q & A (20′)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

08.30 – 09.15 General Lecture 3 (45′)

Forest and biodiversity conservation

  • Reducing Pressure of Palm Oil Expansion on Forested Land: Case Study in Central Kalimantan
    Rizaldi Boer – Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (15′)
  • Bridging Conflicts Between Socio-economic and Enviromental Issues: Formulating Strategy Towards Appropriate Sustainable Oil Palm Development
    Dodik R. Nurrochmat – Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (15′)

Moderator: Chan Kook Weng – MPOB, Malaysia

Q & A (15′)

09.15 – 10.45 Technical Session

Forest and biodiversity conservation – session 3 (90′)

  • A Green Vision for Sumatra: Using Ecosystem Services Information to Make Recommendations for Sustainable Land Use Planning at The Province and District Level
    Thomas Barano, WWF – Stanford University, USA (20′)
  • Others: WWF Indonesia; WWF US; WWF Germany; University of Indonesia
  • Functional Diversity of Bird in Remaining Natural Ecosystem in Oil Palm Landscape
    Bandung Sahari – Astra Agro Lestari, Indonesia (20′)
  • Enhancing Biodiversity with Enhanced Man-made Forest within Oil Palm Plantation
    Barakalla – PT. Bisma Dharma Kencana, Indonesia (20′)

Moderator: Jatna S – University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Q & A (30′)

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break/Poster Presentation/Exhibition Visit (15′)

11.00 – 12.30 Special Forum:

US Plan on New Regulation Concerning Renewable Fuels Produced from Palm Oil (90′)
Notice of Data Availability Concerning Renewable Fuels Produced from Palm Oil (NODA)
Presenter and panelist :

Hugo Y. Yon, Dep. Economic Counselor, Chief of Environment,
Science & Technology, and Health, US Embassy, Jakarta (10′)

  • GHG Emissions Inventories and Mitigation Strategies in the Oil Palm Sector
    Presenter and panelist : Tan Yew AI – MPOB, Malaysia (20′)
  • Carbon Footprint of Diverse Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia
    Presenter and panelist : Rosediana Soeharto – KMSI, Indonesia & ICRAF (20′)
  • ISO Standards: Some Meaningful Responses and Comments to Palm Oil Noda of RFS2
    Presenter and panelist : Chan Kook Weng – MPOB, Malaysia (10′)

Moderator: Witjaksana D. – IOPRI, Indonesia

Q & A (30′)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break/Poster Presentation/Exhibition Visit (60′)

13.30 – 14.30 Technical Session

  • GHG Emission : Understanding Best Practices for Reducing Emission (60′)
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Palm Oil in Sumatra: Comparison of Cropping Systems
    Cecile Bessou – Cirad, France (20′)
  • Other : SMART Research Institute
    CO2-CH4, and N2O Emissions From Oil Palm Plantation On Deep Peat as Affected by N Fertilization
    Kristell Hergoualc’h – Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia (20′)
  • Others : Agricultural Faculty STIPER Dharma Wacana Metro, Lampung; Bakrie Agriculture Research Institute, PT. Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk; World Agroforestry; Cirad

Moderator : Irwan Gunawan – WWF, Indonesia

Q & A (20′)

14.30 – 15.15 General Lecture 4:

Smallholders and Ecological Intensification (45′)

  • Felda’s Journey in The Production of Sustanaible Palm Oil
    Ilangovan – Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), Malaysia (30′)

Moderator : Gilles Saint Martin – Cirad, Indonesia

Q & A (15′)

15.15 – 16.45 Technical Session

  • Smallholders and Ecological Intensification (90′)
    Status and Challenges of The Expanding Oil Palm Smallholder Sector in Africa: The Case of Cameroon
    Paul Koona – IRAD, Cameroon (20′)
  • Smallholder Production System In Sumatra and Their Future In Sustainable Oil Palm Production
    Janice Ser Huay Lee – ETH Zurich, Switzerland (20′)
  • Oil Palm Smallholder and Ecological Intensification in Indonesia
    Teguh Wahyono – APKASINDO, Indonesia (20′)

Moderator : Tony Liwang – SMART, Indonesia

Q & A (30′)

Friday, 24 February 2012—–

08.30 – 09.30 General Lecture 5: (60′)
Ecological services

  • Ecological services provided to oil palm cultivation: current situation and prospect
    JP. Caliman – PT SMART, Indonesia (40′)

Moderator: Philippe Girardin – France

Q & A (20′)

09.30 – 10.30 Technical Session

Ecological services – session 1 (60′)

  • Expanding Sustainable Palm Oil Production: The Role Of Biological Nitrogen Fixation As Means Of Increasing Soil Bio-Diversity, Reducing GHG Emissions And Improving Plant Performance
    Neil Douglas Fuller – Agrinos (20′)
  • Integrated Environmental Sustainability Indicator for Oil Palm in Papua New Guinea
    Paul L. Nelson – James Cook University, Australia (20′)
  • Others : PNG Oil Palm Research Association, Papua New Guinea; CSIRO Land and Water, Australia; CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia; University of Adelaide, Australia; Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Moderator: Eric Gohet – Cirad, France

Q & A (20′)

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break/Poster Presentation/Exhibition Visit (15′)

10.45 – 11.45 Technical Session

Ecological services – session 2 (60′)

  • The Value Of Biodiversity To Ecological Services Within The Oil- Palm Landscape
    Jake L. Snaddon – University of Oxford, UK (20′)
  • Other : Insect Ecology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Nitrogen fertilizer Management in Papua New Guinea Oil Palm Systems – Minimizing Losses
    Murom Banabas – Papua New Guinea (20′)

Moderator: Olivier Tichit – PT Tolan Tiga, Indonesia

Q & A (20′)

11.45 – 12.05 Summary of the Conference (20′)

  • Caliman – SMART Research Institute, Indonesia

12.05 end Closing Ceremony & Lunch


Sponsor & Exhibition


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Looking forward to see you in Bali

Learn more about our past conferences

Embracing Sustainable Palm Oil: Solutions for Local Production and Global Change (2018)

Sustainable Palm Oil and Climate Change: The Way Forward Through Mitigation and Adaptation (2016)

Oil Palm Cultivation: Becoming a Model for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Agriculture (2014)

Measurement and Mitigation of Environmental Impact of Palm Oil Production (2010)

Enhancing Sustainable Oil Palm (2007)