Synchronization of Indonesian regulation in sustainable palm oil management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Maskun1, A Ilmar2, Naswar2, Achmad3 and H Assidiq4,5

1International Law Department, Faculty of Law, Universitas Hasanuddin, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan km 10, Makassar, South Sulawesi 90245 Indonesia.
2Constitutional Law Department, Faculty of Law, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makasar, South Sulawesi 90245 Indonesia.
3Civil Law Department, Faculty of Law, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, South Sulawesi 90245 Indonesia.
4Assistant Researcher, Faculty of Law, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, South Sulawesi 90245 Indonesia.
Corresponding author : assidiqhasbi97@gmail.com


Abstract. The sustainable management of palm oil can be achieved through a regulatory approach. Indonesia as one of the largest palm oils producing countries in the world is committed to achieving sustainable palm oil management in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as an effort to combat climate change impact. The concretization of this commitment is to require the Presidential Instruction Number 8 of 2018 concerning Palm Moratorium. However, the Presidential Instruction Number 8 of 2018 has limitations in its authority to be implemented. Therefore, it requires synchronization with relevant regulations to provide a strong legal position for the implementation of the Presidential Instruction Number 8 of 2018. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze the synchronization between the Presidential Instruction Number 8 of 2018 and other relevant regulations. To achieve this goal, the author employed a normative approach in the form of an analysis of the contents of the regulation that needs to be synchronized. The results of this study indicated that there are fundamental problems at the level of regulation regarding the sustainable palm oil management that are contradictory to each other, making it difficult for Indonesia to fulfill its commitment to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases to combat climate change as part of its effort to combat climate change.

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