Addressing the Challenges of 2020 and Beyond
2 September 2020

09.00 - 09.30
Platform is open Participants are encouraged to login early to ensure that the App is downloaded and check everything works. The networking lobby is open and there is the option to network in discussion rooms.
09:30 - 09:40
09:40 - 09:50
Keynote by Astrid Schomaker, Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV) of the European Commission Briefing session on European Commission developments which seek to protect and restore forests.
09:50 - 10:30
Panel debate on EU legislation to protect and restore forests A panel discussion with Astrid Schomaker of DG ENV, Sebastian Lesch of BMZ, Tan Sri Yusof Basiron of CPOPC, a retailer, and Perrine Fournier of Fern to discuss how this new legislation will impact stakeholders involved in the palm oil supply chain.
10:30 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:20
Interactive break out sessions Participants can choose to participate in one of the following sessions:
  • EU legislation to protect and restore forests
    In this session, we will explore how legislation from the European Commission can promote change on the ground in producing regions. Antonie Fountain of Voice Network will share learnings from the cocoa sector, and Ian Suwarganda of Golden Agri Resources (GAR) will share GARs position.
  • Social Challenges in the Oil Palm Sector: Implementing the Decent Living Wage (DLW)
    During this session, participants will hear from Carla Romeu Dalmau of IDH what Living Wage and Living Income are, she will touch on different benchmarks for determining DLW, and present the living wage road map of IDH. Kamini Visvananthan of RSPO will present the criteria of RSPO on DLW and share experiences of the oil palm sector. Moderated by Kristin Komives of ISEAL, there will be a discussion on the challenges with implementation of DLW in the agricultural sector.
  • Inclusive Approaches for Sustainable Landscapes
    An introduction to landscape approaches in the context of oil palm with two project learnings from Glyn Davies of WWF and a Consumer Goods Manufacturer. This session will be moderated by Gita Syahrani of Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL).
  • Closing the Gap to Reach 100percent
11:20 - 11:30
Summary of break out sessions Each moderator will present a summary of their session for all participants in the Dialogue.
11:30 - 12:00
Changing Trends in Consumer Behaviour In this session we will review findings from studies that explore consumer awareness of palm oil and sustainable palm oil. This will be followed by a discussion with Olivier Charrier of Ferrero, Dior Decupper of Upfield, and Daniel Salter of Tesco to gain insights into their approach to communicating proactively and positively about sustainable palm oil.
12:00 - 12:10
The Way Forward Short reflection of the morning sessions and the way forward with EPOA, IDH, and RSPO.
12:10 - 13:00
Platform available for networking To encourage continued dialogue and networking, the platform will remain open for fifty minutes after the event finishes.