On the occasion of the Sustainable Development Festival 2021 organised by ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, UNDP Green Commodities Programme and the Italian Union for Sustainable Palm Oil will host a webinar titled ‘Sustainable Palm Oil Contribution Towards Sustainable Development Goals Achievement: Academic and Practitioners’ Perspective’, on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 (10,00 - 11,30 CEST).
Since the inception of 2030 Agenda in 2015, governments around the world have started to measure the progress of their national programming against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Palm oil is arguably one of the most scrutinized commodities. On the other hand, it is also one of the most regulated ones, which is reflected in the wide array of sustainability standards designed to address major social and environmental issues related to palm oil in producing countries.
There is an increasing number of studies linking sustainable practices in the palm oil sector and SDGs achievement and showing that when the palm oil sector is managed in a sustainable and inclusive manner, it significantly contributes towards SDGs achievement.
This webinar will highlight the academic perspective on sustainable palm oil contribution towards SDGs, as well as the experience from industry players in Indonesia and Italy, and oil palm smallholders from Indonesia on the contribution towards SDGs achievement through responsible practices.
The event will be moderated by Simone Spetia, journalist of Radio 24 - Il Sole 24 Ore.
SIMULTANEOUS ENGLISH / ITALIAN TRANSLATION IS PROVIDED