Reports from the Technical Panels of RSPOs 2nd Greenhouse Gas Working Group


   The research papers contained in this publication are prepared by members of RSPO’s Greenhouse Gas Working Group 2 (GHG WG 2). These studies were commissioned to inform an ongoing discussion within the RSPO about greenhouse gas emissions and palm oil. Hopefully, it will also shed light on a larger discussion that includes policy makers, academics and the general public.
 
The publication is free for download from RSPO’s website. Any comments or questions can be sent to rspo@rspo.org.

Several minor errors have been found since the technical papers have been released in November 2013. Please download the erratum here. All the affected papers have been amended and made available on 24th February 2014
 
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To download individual sections of “Reports from the Technical Panels of the 2nd Greenhouse Gas Working Group of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)” click the links below.
  1. Acknowledgements & Table of Contents
  2. Overview
  3. Review of emission factors for assessment of CO2 emission from land use change to oil palm in Southeast Asia 
  4. Oil palm and land use change in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea
  5. Historical CO2 emissions from land use and land cover change from the oil palm Industry in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea
  6. CO2 emissions scenarios from land use and land cover change from the oil palm Industry in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea
  7. Land use change in Malaysia
  8. Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation on tropical peat – a scientific review
  9. Methods for determining greenhouse gas emissions and carbon stocks from oil palm plantations and their surroundings in tropical peatlands
Supplementary Materials
  1. Supplement to “Oil palm and land use change in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea”
  2. Appendix 1 – “Historical CO2 emissions from land use and land cover change from the oil palm Industry in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea“