Indonesia to Bring Palm Oil Issue to UN
INDONESIAN Government’s plans to bring palm oil issue to the United Nations (UN) forum on September.
INDONESIAN Government’s plans to bring palm oil issue to the United Nations (UN) forum on September. Coordinating Ministry of Marine Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan would explain the impact of palm oil industry on poverty alleviation. “Indonesia Gini Coefficient has been decreased lately, one of them is due to crude palm oil (CPO),” said Luhut in Jakarta (28/6/2018). Lobbying to United Nations is an effort to counter negative campaign against palm oil, particularly in terms of discourse on ban on palm oil-based biofuel the European Union. Previously, Indonesian delegation negotiation team for palm oil led by Luhut also did the same thing to a number of countries in Europe, including to Vatican. This effort yielded encouraging results, marked by postponement of the ban until 2030. According to Luhut, this sector is a big component in Indonesia’s balance of trade which still relies on commodity products. Crops such as palm oil, coal, rubber and iron ore are still excellent exports over the past year.