THE 23rd SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING OF CPOPC

5 April 2022 Langkawi, Malaysia SOM leaders of member countries of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) Datuk Ravi Muthayah dan Dr Musdhalifah Machmud co-chaired the 23rd Senior Officials Meeting on Tuesday, 5 April 2022 in Langkawi, Malaysia. The meeting was also attended by high-level representatives and SOM leaders from observer countries Colombia, Ghana, Honduras, and Papua New Guinea as well as the Executive Director and the Secretariat of CPOPC. 2. The meeting was held as follow up to the Ministerial Meeting of CPOPC on 4 December 2022, which adopted some milestone documents and priorities for the palm oil… Read More

GLOBAL FRAMEWORK FOR BETTER GOVERNANCE OF PALM OIL

Jakarta, March 2, 2022:   The CPOPC Secretariat introduced the Global Framework of Principles for Sustainable Palm Oil (GFP-SPO) to all relevant stakeholders. This second introductory webinar was well attended by participants from palm oil producing countries in the three regions of Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa, United Nations agencies, private sector, associations of smallholder, scientists, producers of other major vegetable oils, media, national and international NGOs and major palm oil consuming countries. The resource speakers of the webinar included Dr. Agus Prabowo, Senior Management Advisor/Head of Environment Unit at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia, Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhayay,… Read More

THE LAUNCHING OF GLOBAL FRAMEWORK PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL

CPOPC has developed and launched the Global Framework Principles of Sustainable Palm Oil (GFP-SPO) aims to be a common language across the different certification schemes being applied to palm oil production anchored in the UN SDGs as its base. The framework can also be used to value the contribution of palm oil toward achieving sustainable development in all producing countries and shall lay the foundations for the establishment of sustainability of vegetable oils platform. The GFP-SPO was officially launched today on the webinar titled “Global Framework for Sustainable Palm Oil” attended by the representatives of CPOPC member and observer countries… Read More

9th Ministerial Meeting of CPOPC

The Ministers responsible for the palm oil industry, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Airlangga Hartarto as the chair of CPOPC and Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia, H. E. Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin co-chaired the 9th Ministerial Meeting of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) on Saturday, 4 December 2021 in Jakarta.The Ministerial Meeting was attended virtually by the Vice Minister for Agricultural Affairs of Colombia, H.E. Juan Gonzalo Botero Botero; Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Papua New Guinea, Honorable Mr. John Simon, MP; Vice Minister of Agriculture and… Read More

CPOPC CALLS ON EU TO ADOPT NON-DISCRIMINATORY BIOFUELS POLICY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries Urges the EU to Adopt a Biofuels Policy That Will Provide Realistic Solutions Towards the Decarbonization of Energy The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) urges the European Union (EU) to revise its approach on vegetable oils in biofuels under the framework of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) in light of the upcoming revision of the Directive expected on 14 July 2021 as well as the Commission’s approaching deadline for adopting rules on certifying low indirect land-use change (ILUC)-risk biofuels and updating the list of high ILUC-risk feedstocks. The use… Read More

PRESS RELEASE : CPOPC OBJECTS TO THE DRAFT ROYAL DECREE OF BELGIUM

The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) expressed its disappointment over the notification of the Kingdom of Belgium to the European Commission which proposed a ban on palm oil as a renewable source of biofuel in the near future. The CPOPC, which comprises of Indonesia and Malaysia, and soon of the countries of Colombia, Ghana, Honduras and Papua New Guinea, reminded Belgium of the key economic and social development role that the palm oil plays in the development of these countries and in meeting the UN SDGs. In the letters addressed to the Prime Minister of Belgium and other… Read More

Press Release: CPOPC CEO Forum 2021

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, as the Chairman of CPOPC, His Excellency Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, and Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia, H.E. Dato’ Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali co-chaired the CPOPC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Forum on 26 February 2021, which was held right after the 8th Ministerial Meeting of CPOPC. The Forum was attended by prominent CEOs from Indonesia and Malaysia, senior officials of member countries, and the Secretariat. The forum was a high-level consultation between the governments and the main representatives of the industry from CPOPC member countries.The Forum enjoyed… Read More

Press Release: The 8th Ministerial Meeting

The Ministers responsible for the palm oil industry, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia, H.E. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, as the chair of CPOPC, and the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, co-chaired the 8th Ministerial Meeting of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) on Friday, 26 February 2021, via a video conference. The Meeting was attended by the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia, H.E. Rodolfo Enrique Zea Navarro; Minister of Food and Agriculture of Ghana, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto; Secretary of… Read More

PRESS STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF PALM OIL PRODUCING COUNTRIES ON ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT

The Secretariat of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) has viewed the serious allegations of sexual harassment and assault as reported by the Associated Press with grave concern. The Secretariat of CPOPC will look into the allegations as a matter of urgency. The Secretariat is appreciative of investigative journalism to highlight issues in the palm oil industry but questions the selective reporting by Associated Press reporters. The statements from a few unconfirmed interviews were selected as an intentional slur to harm the image of palm oil as a whole. Rape is a criminal offense in Indonesia and Malaysia.… Read More

Press Release – The 20th Senior Officials Meeting of CPOPC

The Senior Officials Meeting Leaders responsible for the palm oil industry, the Deputy Minister for Food and Agribusiness Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Dr. Musdhalifah Machmud, and the Secretary General Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) of Malaysia, Mr. Ravi Muthayah co-chaired the 20th Senior Officials Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) on 7 October 2020 in a virtual meeting. The government representatives of the palm oil producing countries in transition to full members of CPOPC were in the attendance namely the Vice Minister of Agriculture of Colombia, Mr Juan Gonzalo Botero, High… Read More