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Have your say: launch of the public consultation on RSPO Principles & Criteria

As part of the review of the RSPO’s Principles & Criteria (P&C Review), which Proforest is supporting, a public consultation has been launched which will end on 30 October 2017.

This week, the first face-to-face public consultation events took place in Kuala Lumpur, facilitated by Proforest and attended by stakeholders from the private sector, government and civil society. 

Proforest is facilitating the overall P&C Review process with support from Daemeter during the P&C Review Taskforce meetings.

The revised Principles & Criteria (P & Cs) are available to view in a choice of eight languages at the RSPO website. Comments can be submitted online –  in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, French, Portuguese and Thai All comments must be submitted by 30 October.

Public consultation events

The full list of public consultation events is below:

RSPO P&C Review – draft P&C:

  • 20 Sept P&C Public Consultation, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 28 Sept P&C Public Consultation, Jakarta, INDONESIA
  • 29 Sept P&C Public Consultation, Bogota, COLOMBIA
  • 10 Oct   P&C Public Consultation, Accra, AFRICA (English) 
  • 11 Oct   P&C Public Consultation, Accra, AFRICA (French)
  • 11 Oct   P&C Public Consultation, HONDURAS     
  • 19 Oct   P&C Public Consultation, Krabi, THAILAND           
  • 24 Oct   P&C Public Consultation, London, EUROPE


RSPO P&C Review – Smallholder focus:

Please note that on these days there will also be an opportunity to comment on the Guidance document for NPP for Smallholders.

  • 19 Sept P&C for Smallholders (SH) and New Planting Procedures (NPP) for SH Public Consultation, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 5 Oct     P&C Public consultation for Smallholders + NPP for SH Medan, INDONESIA           
  • 12 Oct   P&C Public consultation for Smallholders + NPP for SH, Accra, AFRICA     
  • 12 Oct   P&C Public consultation for Smallholders + NPP for SH HONDURAS
  • 20 Oct   P&C Public consultation for Smallholders + NPP for SH Krabi, THAILAND 

Furthermore, a series of roadshow events is being organized to reach out to those stakeholders who are newer to the RSPO family - full details will be added on these dates shortly

Published 22.09.2017

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