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Peatland Working Group 2 (PLWG 2)

RSPO’s PLWG was first established under Workstream 2 of RSPO greenhouse gas working group 2 in response to a motion agreed at RT7 in November 2009, to provide guidance to improve yields in existing oil palm cultivation on peat and to address issues related to GHG emissions, subsidence and other impacts that affect the potential sustainability of oil palm cultivation on peatlands.

The WG had successfully produced two key documents:

  • RSPO Manual on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Existing Oil Palm Cultivation on Peat; and
  • RSPO Manual on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Management and Rehabilitation of Natural Vegetation associated with Oil Palm Cultivation on Peat.


RSPO PLWG-2 recently convened to update guidance produced by the PLWG (2010-2012) and provide additional guidance in relation to RSPO P&C 2013. The WG has its first meeting in March 2017 at Kuala Lumpur to develop its workplan towards achieving the overall objective of the group and expected outputs. The WG will meet once every 4-6 months until the completion of its tasks at the end of December 2019.

Members of RSPO PLWG-2 is calling for all members with experience in implementing either or both RSPO Manuals on BMPs to provide your feedback and relevant experience to [javin.tan@rspo.org and devaladevi@rspo.org] to initiate the engagement for consolidation of feedback on the usefulness and challenges in implementing RSO Manuals on BMPs.


Faizal Parish (co-chair)
Global Environment Centre (GEC)
Dr Joshua Matthews (co-chair)
Bumitama Gunajaya Agro
Dr Mukesh Sharma
Asian Agri
Dr Shahrakbah
Sime Darby Plantation S/B
Jason Foong
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK)
Jason Hon
Kia Xiang Chin
Bunge Loders Croklaan
Gotz Martin
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Arina Schrier
Wetlands International
Julia Lo
Sian Choo, Lim
Bumitama Gunajaya Agro
Dickens Mambu
Bunge Loders Croklaan
Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK)
Richard Kan
Golden Agri
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