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Title: Landscapes in transition: an analysis of sustainable policy initiatives and emerging corporate commitments in the palm oil industry
Authors: Padfield, Rory
Drew, Simon
Syayuti, Khadijah
Page, Susan E.
Evers, Stephanie
Campos-Arceiz, Ahimsa
Kangayatkarasu, Nagulendran
Sayok, Alex
Hansen, Sune
Schouten, Greetje
Maulidia, Martha
Papagyropoulou, Effie
Tham, Mun Hou
First Published: 24-May-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) on behalf of Landscape Research Group
Citation: Landscape Research, 2016, 41 (7), pp. 744-756
Abstract: The recent Southeast Asian haze crisis has generated intense public scrutiny over the rate, methods and types of landscape change in the tropics. Debate has centred on the environmental impacts of large-scale agricultural expansion, particularly the associated loss of high carbon stock forest and forests of high conservation value. Focusing on palm oil—a versatile food crop and source of bioenergy—this paper analyses national, international and corporate policy initiatives in order to clarify the current and future direction of oil palm expansion in Malaysia and Indonesia. The policies of ‘zero burn’, ‘no deforestation’ and ‘no planting on peatlands’ are given particular emphasis in the paper. The landscape implications of corporate commitments are analysed to determine the amount of land, land types and geographies that could be affected in the future. The paper concludes by identifying key questions related to the further study of sustainable land use policy and practice.
DOI Link: 10.1080/01426397.2016.1173660
ISSN: 0142-6397
eISSN: 1469-9710
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016 Landscape Research Group Ltd. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The file associated with this record is under an 18-month embargo from publication in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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