Unmasking The Rountable of Sustainable Palm Oil

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (March 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3843386730
ISBN-13: 978-3843386739

International society and agreements on how the sustainable development is to be achieved influenced the principles of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international multi-stakeholder organisation set up to regulate the growing palm oil industry voluntarily. The protection of third generation rights under formal RSPO documents is quite advanced, but there remains a wide gap between the principles of RSPO and realities on the ground. Power relations are thus reflected in the issues and proceedings of the legal case brought by a number of NGOs against the Wilmar Group, a leading member of RSPO. This is an example of how conflicting stakeholders with very unequal resources and power inequalities are able ? or unable ? to resolve their differences to mutual benefit and to promote the wider values of sustainable development.