“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Indonesian Palm Oil Giant Vows to Save Forests

Jakarta Globe, February 09, 2011

A forest cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation in West Kalimantan.
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) and its subsidiary SMART, part of the Sinar Mas group,
said it would work with Geneva-based consultancy The Forest Trust (TFT) to ensure
its palm oil is sustainably harvested. (Reuters Photo)

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Indonesia's biggest palm oil producer pledged on Wednesday to follow new standards to protect carbon-rich forests and peatlands, in a move cautiously welcomed by environmentalists including Greenpeace.

The Forest Trust (TFT)
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) and its subsidiary SMART, part of the Sinar Mas group, said it would work with Geneva-based consultancy The Forest Trust (TFT) to ensure its palm oil is sustainably harvested.

"We will not develop plantations on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, High Conservation Value forest areas and peatlands," SMART president director Daud Dharsono told reporters.

He said the partnership with The Forest Trust "aims to ensure that the group has a no deforestation footprint".

Scientists believe the destruction of carbon-storing forests is a lead cause of climate change.Indonesia is the third biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, thanks mainly to deforestation across islands such as Sumatra and Borneo, where illegal logging is rife.

Major palm oil buyers including Nestle and Unilever cancelled contracts with SMART in response to a Greenpeace campaign last year highlighting the company's allegedly unsustainable clearing of forests.

TFT executive director Scott Poynton said better management of the palm oil industry was crucial for the environment. Indonesia is the world's biggest palm oil producer.

"Without better stewardship, the phenomenal growth of the palm oil industry could spell disaster for local communities, biodiversity and climate change as palm plantations encroach further and further into forested areas," he said.

But he added: "We all know that this agreement counts for nothing if it's not now implemented".

"We have worked with other companies to clean up their supply chains successfully, and it is our intention to do so again," he said.

Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Bustar Maitar said the group's campaign against GAR would be put on hold to give it a chance to prove that Wednesday's announcement was more than greenwashing.

"On paper, these commitments are really a major step forwards and if GAR implements these changes, it will save large areas of forests," he told AFP. "But we will watch closely to make sure this happens."

Agence France-Presse

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