Jurisdictional approach to sustainability: lessons learnt from private sector action in Aceh Tamiang, Indonesia

Empirical study
Case study

Published July 2021 by Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA). Authored by Demopoulous, K. and Indrarto, G.

Summary

In the Indonesian district of Aceh Tamiang, growers, buyers and end consumers of palm oil have united behind the local government to help make the entire jurisdiction a sustainable source of commodities and protect the Leuser Ecosystem, a 2.6-million-hectare area of tropical forest spanning multiple districts. This jurisdictional approach to sustainability in Aceh Tamiang is possible due to leadership from the district government, supported by civil society organizations, companies, local communities and other stakeholders. Such government commitment is vital: it is the government that will need to define policies and pass regulations to tackle systemic issues that affect companies’ ability to meet their sustainability pledges. This case study documents the progress of this initiative.

Research detail

Jurisdictional approach to sustainability: lessons learnt from private sector action in Aceh Tamiang, Indonesia

Empirical study
Case study

Published July 2021 by Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA). Authored by Demopoulous, K. and Indrarto, G.

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