Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation on tropical peat
Climate mitigation and adaptation
Peatland conservation and restoration
Private sector performance
Sustainable land use
This report provides a review of available scientific information and published literature on impacts of using tropical peat for oil palm cultivation in Southeast Asia. It describes carbon flows and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from native and degraded forest and oil palm plantations on peat, as well as other environmental impacts and social and economic aspects of the cultivation of oil palm on peat. Based on the available literature, the report presents conclusions on the gaps in knowledge, uncertainties and confusion in existing datasets.
Author(s): Arina P. Schrier-Uijl, M. Silvius, F. Parish, K.H. Lim, S. Rosediana, and G. Anshari