The Research about Sustainable Palm Oil in Norway

The Research about Sustainable Palm Oil in Norway

InfoSAWIT, OSLO- On 6 November 2017 in Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) University of Oslo, European Directorate II, in cooperation with the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo; Pusat Pengkajian dan Pengembangan Kebijakan Kawasan Amerika dan Eropa, and University of Oslo did: “Diseminasi Hasil Kajian Sawit Lestari Indonesia” or Dissemination of Sustainable Palm oil Result Study in Indonesia.

It presented some members of Collaborative Reseach Centre (CRC) 990 as the speakers and officers of Climate and Environment Department of Norway, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Academist and think tank of UiO and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), NGO Rainforest Foundation, and other stakeholders from Norway.

The meeting also discussed some important aspects about the holistic approach from the sustainable development that was divided into three discussion according to the researchers to tell the result study.

Dr. Bambang Irawan ofUniversitas Jambi said, about Biota and Ecosystem Services, palm oil areas decreased the biological and animal riches in the circumstance though there are additional species for the land fertility: bacteria, archea, testae amoeba, mushrooms, and ants. Team of CRC 990 did plant some species: petai, jengkol, durian, jelutung, sungkai, and meranti tembaga in the palm oil areas. In the next year, there are additional species of birds, and invertebrate that multiply the species in the areas.

Dr. Christian Stiegler of Gottingen University Germany, explained the Environmental Processes that had beendone to investigate the changing effect to the land, air, and water.

Dr Stiegler said, the water absorption was the same with the forest water absorption. The carbon absorbed in palm oil areas is good and increases in Jambi, precisely in the Air Hitam and Sungai Buluh. “The immature palm oil trees released the heat to the air and become the sources of heat and in the contrary, the mature trees absorb the heat well,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT. (T3)

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