Compensation Task Force (CTF)

Principle 7 of RSPO principles and criterion outline the requirement for responsible development of new plantings. Criterion 7.3 stated that new plantings since November 2005, have not replaced primary forest or any area required to maintain or enhance one or more high conservation values.

Noting in the National Interpretations for Malaysia and Indonesia regard period from December 2005 to November 2007 as the initial pilot implementation phase of RSPO P&C, and the P&C stated that “where HCV status of the land is unknown and/or disputed, the land will be excluded from the RSPO certification programmes, until and acceptable solution for HCV compensation has been developed.”

The RSPO Board has also decided that there will be a facilitated process within the RSPO to develop a framework to guide members though the process of compensating for land cleared without prior HCV assessment during the initial pilot implementation period.

Compensation Task Force was established in August 2011 to support the RSPO to develop a guidance document on HCV compensation and also to pilot test the proposed mechanism. It was formed under the Biodiversity and High Conservation Value working group (BHCV WG) and all BHCV members are part of the CTF with additional invited experts.


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ToR of CTF 415KB
1st CTF Meeting on 22 August 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia     1.83MB
2nd CTF Meeting on 3 October in Jakarta, Indonesia 1.88MB
3rd CTF Meeting on 20 February 2012 in Bali, Indonesia     522KB
4th CTF Meeting on 13 June 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia     528 KB
5th CTF Meeting on 12 September 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia 200KB
6th CTF Meeting on 28 November 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2.21MB
7th CTF Meeting on 19-20 March 2013, Singapore 3.27MB
8th CTF Meeting on 17-18 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur 3.29MB
9th CTF Meeting on 17-18 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur 647KB
10th CTF meeting on 21st to 22nd January 2014, Kuala Lumpur.pdf 1.06 MB
11th CTF meeting on 14th April 2014, Serpong, Indonesia 655 KB