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Published: 20 December 2023

Indonesian Palm Oil Industry: Environment Risk, Indigenous Peoples, and National Interest

Muhammad Alrasyid Tamano

University of Dundee

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Pages: 153-163

Keywords: Indonesia Palm Oil, Energy, Environment, National Interest


This article examines two main issues in Indonesia's palm oil industry. Firstly, the Indonesian palm oil industry and energy security. Secondly, there are significant problems in the production of environmental aspects, the protection of indigenous peoples, and Indonesia's national interests in the energy sector. Indonesia's decision to reduce GHG emissions by 2030 using palm oil as a renewable energy source simultaneously faces environmental degradation and low levels of protection for indigenous communities over their forests and land. In another part, Indonesia's policies have become more aggressive in producing more palm oil as the demand for palm oil and its derivatives has increased as part of a strategy to safeguard national interests in the energy sector. In this context, it is almost certain that energy policy issues originating from the palm oil industry will still be debated at the local, national, and international levels, especially trade and environmental protection issues on the other hand.


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