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Overview on upcoming ISCC trainings and events

Upcoming Events

 

ISCC Technical Committee Meeting “Waste, Residues and Advanced Low Carbon Fuels”

When

02 July 2019

Where

Shanghai, China

 

ISCC Regional Committee Meeting Southeast Asia

When

24 October 2019

Where

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

ISCC Regional Committee Meeting North America

When

19 November 2019

Where

Las Vegas, USA

Past Events

21.05.19 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Committee Meeting Europe

19.02.19 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Committee Meeting Latin America

14.02.19 | 9th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference and ISCC e.V. General Assembly

27.11.18 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Committee Meeting North America

24.10.18 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Committee Meeting Southeast Asia

Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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17.07.18 | ISCC Technical Stakeholder Committee Meeting "Waste, Residues and Advanced Low Carbon Fuels"

26.03.18 | World First ISCC Independent Smallholder Certificate

Place: Jambi, Indonesia

Independent smallholders from Jambi have received their first ISCC certificate. This was celebrated on 26 March at Swiss Belhotel in Jambi City with around 100 participants, project partners such as SNV, Government and company representatives. The certificate is based on an innovative smallholder approach, which was developed as part of the Berbak Green Prosperity project co-funded by MCA Indonesia and supported by Mott MacDonald.

The event was moderated by Dr. Erwin Widodo, who is also a representative of Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) in Southeast Asia. A press conference was also organized during that day, so that questions from the press have been answered officially.

The event was attended by Vice Governor of Jambi, Dr. H. Fachrory Umar and Poprianto Bustami, Head of 4th Commission, Lower Parliament and Heads of Agencies of Districts of Muaro Jambi. The welcome address was given by Imron Rosadi, Head of Investment Agency followed by the opening speech from the Vice Governor. The ISCC Certificate issued by the certification body Mutuagung Lestari was handed over by the Vice Governor to Sufyan, Group Certification Manager of KUD Makarti.

Hans Smit, Head of SNV Global Palm Program and Dani Rahadian Hidayat, Palm Oil Advisor, SNV provided details of the project and how to make smallholders certification ready. Andreas Feige, Managing Director of ISCC explained the Independent Smallholder Certification concept enabling smallholder farmers to access the international market for fully traceable and deforestation free palm oil at a competitive price, taking away the need to further expand into forested areas. Sufyan of KUD Makarti shared his experience during the project and provided feedback on challenges and benefits from the farmers end. He was followed by Martinus Nata, Director, Prosympac who explained the role of the mill and gave an outlook on the mills plan in how to integrate thousands of smallholders in the near future. Bernard Alexander Riedo, Director, Asian Agri and Dr. Haskalianus Pasang, Head of Sustainability Policy and Compliance, Sinarmas gave insights in their company goals and their plans in how to extend their smallholder supply base. Last but not least Andreas Feige presented a smallholder mobile APP and the GRAS database and risk management tool which enables smallholders to receive an automated response whether their fields are eligible for certification especially regarding highly biodiverse and carbon rich areas and deforestation. Finally the participants broke out into group discussions on ISCC and ISPO certification, access to micro finance, Jambi investments and smallholder capacity building, moderated by Dr. Erwin Widodo. He also announced in his capacity as TFA representative that ISCC is in the process of becoming a TFA member.

ISCC is thankful to all the parties, who support the smallholders becoming certified and participating in the organization of the event and we strongly believe that this is just the first step of a very successful path for the independent smallholders in Indonesia.

See impressions and read more about the event in Bahasa:

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Find out more about the ISCC independent smallholder certification concept

Presentations

06.03.18 | ISCC Conference "Promoting Sustainability in Agricultural Supply Chains"

Place: Bogotá, Colombia

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(please find the information under “Further meetings: 10th meeting: 06 March 2018, Bogotá, Colombia”)

20.02.19 | 8th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference and ISCC e.V. General Assembly

05.12.17 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Committee Meeting North America

Place: Las Vegas, USA

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(please find the information under “Further meetings: 6th meeting: December 05, 2017, Las Vegas, USA”)

28.11.17 | ISCC Technical Stakeholder Committee Meeting Solid Biomass

13.11.17 | Exploring Export Opportunities for Waste/Residue-based Raw Materials and Biofuels

Place: Shanghai, China

On November 13 ISCC hosted a conference in China with a particular focus on the certification of waste/residues based supply chains for renewable energy. The conference was a huge success, with more than 260 participants attending.

The conference covered the regulatory framework and market developments for waste/residue feedstocks and biofuels in Europe and the USA, the supply of waste and residue feedstock from China and other countries in the region,  as well as ISCC certification for secure global supply chains.

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Read the PRIMA article – Low carbon fuel boom sets Asian sustainability test

 

 

Presentations

25.10.17 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Meeting Southeast Asia

Place: Jakarta, Indonesia

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(please find the information under “Further meetings: 7th meeting: 25 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia”)

24.10.17 | Methane Reducing Potential of Solid Separation Methods for Oil Palm Mills

Place: Jakarta, Indonesia

During this event innovative and cost-effective solutions for reducing methane emissions from POME ponds were presented and discussed with high-level speakers as Diah Suradireja, Vice-Chair of the ISPO Strengthening Committee and Adrian Suharto, Head Stakeholder Engagement, Neste, and more.

Last year, KLK (Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad), Neste, ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and IDH (The Netherlands Sustainable Trade Initiative) have agreed together to research a method – potentially reducing GHG emissions – which is used by KLK plantations to generate solids useable for organic fertilizer.
All the parties believed that the solid separation method would need to be researched further to understand its potential in GHG reduction and eligibility under the EU-RED regulation. After nine months of field measurement, analysis and calculation, all the parties involved have shown the preliminary results of the research.

The goal of this event is to promote the implementation of this and similar technologies in the industry and thus contributing to reduce the overall GHG emissions.

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06.04.17 | ISCC Conference: Plugging the West Coast Carbon Short - The Coming Low Carbon Shortage and the Need for Sustainability Verification

Place: San Francisco, USA

ISCC, in cooperation with PRIMA, has organized a high level conference, discussing upcoming developments in the low carbon fuels markets with a focus on the West Coast.

The ISCC/PRIMA Conference focused on:

  • Latest developments in low carbon fuels regulations and their market implications
  • Potential shortage of low carbon fuels and feedstock
  • International best practice on low carbon fuels production and trade
  • Need for secure verification of low carbon fuels (e.g. feedstock type, CI number, land use)

Download: Write up providing a thorough summary on the topics discussed at the event

Download the article: Securing the West Coast supply chain – Californian’s fight for low carbon fuel

Listen to discussion: Dr Jan Henke from ISCC and Matthew Stone from PRIMA discussing the US and international trade, sustainability, regulation and investment implications of the expanding low carbon fuels market

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Presentations

09.03.17 | ISCC Information Event "Sustainable Biomass and Bioenergy"

Place: Guayaquil, Ecuador

ISCC, in collaboration with GLOBALFORUM, hosted the international seminar “Sustainable Biomass and Bioenergy” in Ecuador. Speakers from the local palm and sugar industries as well as authorities discussed opportunities and challenges with regard to sustainability and sustainability certification. ISCC as solution provider for sustainable and deforestation free supply chain has been presented, and practical experience with ISCC certification in the region were heard.

15.02.17 | 7th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference and ISCC e.V. General Assembly

06.12.16 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Meeting Southeast Asia

Place: Penang Island, Malaysia

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(please find the information under “Further meetings: 6th meeting: 06 December 2016, Penang Island, Malaysia”)

28.10.16 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Meeting Latin America

Place: São Paulo, Brazil

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(please find the information under “Further meetings: 9th meeting: 28 October 2016, São Paulo, Brazil”)

27.10.16 | Implementation of Sustainable Supply Chains for Agricultural Commodities

Place: São Paulo, Brazil

Market Requirements, International Experiences, Tools and Success Stories

ISCC hosted a one-day conference on sustainable and deforestation free supply chains in São Paulo on 27 October 2016. High-level representatives from the industry, leading research institutions and national authorities have discussed the latest trends and developments in the implementation in the sustainable supply chains in Latin America.

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Presentations

Session 1: Regulation

Mauricio Antonio Lopez, Embrapa, Brazil
Sustainable Intensification of Tropical Agriculture – The Experience of Brazil

João Campari, Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil
Sustainability Requirements and Latest Developments in Brazil

Rob Vierhout, Team, Belgium
GHG Emissions and Reductions in Agriculture

Session 2: Market Requirements

Leonardo Lima, McDonald’s, Brazil
Implementation of Sustainable Supply Chains for McDonald’s

Marcio Nappo, JBS, Brazil
Sustainability Challenges in the Meat Sector

Session 3: Tools

Giovanna Baggio, The Nature Conservancy, Brazil
Planning Sustainable and Productive Landscapes

Robin Barr, The Forest Trust, USA
Mapping of Sustainable Supply Chains

Prof. Gernot Klepper, ISCC, Germany
Sustainability Certification for All Markets

Dr. Norbert Schmitz, Global Risk Assessment Services, Germany
State of the Art Technologies for Verification of Land Use Change and Risk Assessment

Dr. Jan Henke, Meo Carbon Solutions, Germany
Landscaping Approach to Address Smallholder Issues

Session 4: Tools

Fernando Careli, Carrefour, Brazil
Dealing with Sustainability Issues along the Supply Chain

Amanda Cosenza, ADM, Brazil
ADMs No Deforestation Policy and its Implementation in the Soy and Palm Sector

Alejandra Rueda, Nes Naturaleza, Colombia
Certification of the Emerging Palm Oil Sector in Latin America

Rachel Glueck, UNICA, Brazil
Sustainability Challenges and Achievements in the Brazilian Sugarcane Sector

Lely Antelo Melgar, Aguaí, Bolivia
Implementation Sustainable Supply Chains for Sugar

29.09.16 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Meeting North America

Place: Las Vegas, USA

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(please find the information under “Further meetings: 5th meeting: September 29, 2016, Las Vegas, USA”)

05.04.16 | ISCC Regional Stakeholder Meeting Southeast Asia

Place: Bali, Indonesia

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(please find the information under “Further meetings: 5th meeting: 05 April 2016, Bali, Indonesia”)

17.02.16 | 6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference and ISCC e.V. General Assembly