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High Carbon Stock Forest Study Report

High Carbon Stock Forest Study Report

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Published by Beatriz Tur

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Published by: Beatriz Tur on Jun 12, 2012
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Published by 
Golden Agri-Resources and SMARTJune 2012
In collaboration with
The Forest Trust and Greenpeace
Defining and identifying high carbon stockforest areas for possible conservation
Executive Summary
1 Introduction
1.1 GAR policy commitments 91.2 Working with partners and stakeholders 101.3 Development o the HCS orest study approach 101.4 Socialisation 11
2 The High Carbon Stock Forest Methodology
2.1 The HCS orest study approach 122.2 Location o the study sites/concessions 142.3 Methodology 162.3.1 Stratication 172.3.2 Sampling 182.3.3 Design o sample plot 182.3.4 Plot details 19
Data Analysis
3.1 Allometric 203.2 Data checking 213.3 Data extrapolation to calculate and 21estimate carbon stock
4 Results and Discussion
4.1 Results 224.2 Discussion 254.2.1 Limitations o the study 274.3 Conservation o HCS areas
5 Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1 Recommendations or uture research 30
 Appendix 1 36Appendix 2 38 Appendix 3 39Appendix 4 40
Daud Dharsono
President Director 
PT SMART TbkGolden Agri-Resources (GAR), together with subsidiary PT SMART Tbk (SMART), global non-prot The ForestTrust (TFT) and Greenpeace (together, the “Team”), have reached a signicant milestone with the publicationo this report detailing the methodology and ndings rom the High Carbon Stock (HCS) orest study, conductedunder GAR’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP). The eldwork was carried out between the rst quarter andlast quarter o 2011. Following the launch o the FCP in early 2011, the Team proceeded to test how this policyand the provisional HCS orest denition would be implemented on the ground. GAR’s intention is to take aleadership role in nding a suitable denition or HCS and to act on its commitment to ensure no deorestationootprint in its palm oil operations. Ultimately, the conserved HCS orest area can revert to its natural ecologicalunction as a orest.The Team is taking a consultative approach and would welcome views rom all stakeholders. The companyrecognises that in order to be successul, it cannot do this alone. The HCS orest conservation should besupported by all palm oil industry stakeholders. As such, this report is the starting point or multi-stakeholders todiscuss, debate and improve upon the Team’s ndings. GAR hopes that people will come together to work hand-in-hand because we share a common ground in wanting to nd solutions or sustainable palm oil production.The Team would like to take this opportunity to thank the various parties who have been working alongside usor the HCS eldwork and this report. They include local communities, NGOs, and key government institutionsin Indonesia.The Team hopes that you will review the report careully and looks orward to working with you. GAR believesthat this is a strong platorm or multi-stakeholders to nd solutions to conserve the orests, create muchneeded employment and ensure long-term sustainable growth o the palm oil industry which is a vital part o theIndonesian economy.

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