Date: 24 October 2017
Location: Black Box, Publica, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RSPO is pleased to sponsor the Youth Leadership in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forum which will be held on the 25th October 2017 at the Black Box, Publika. The forum is organized in conjunction to the 10th installation of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF).
The forum is designed to enhance awareness and empower change among Malaysians youth to embrace sustainable living. Organized by EcoKnights, the forum brings together six prominent speakers from the private sectors, academia, and non-government organisations (NGO) with many years of valuable experience and knowledge on sustainable development.
Apart from the Youth Leadership in Sustainable Development Goals forum, there will be two forums on sustainable living, a film screenings of 85 selected environmental films and a wide spectrum of education, informative and hand-ons activities promoting sustainable living.
This year’s KLEFF will also feature five creative and technical workshops, four children’s workshops and a special Green Market featuring close to 40 green businesses and NGOs from Malaysia and abroad.
To register for the forum, you can register here.
In response to the urgent and pressing global call for sustainably produced palm oil, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders. The seat of the association is in Zurich, Switzerland, while the secretariat is currently based in Kuala Lumpur with satellite offices in Jakarta, London and Zoetermeer (NL). RSPO is a not-for-profit association that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry – oil palm growers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs and social or developmental NGOs – to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. Such multi-stakeholder representation is mirrored in the governance structure of RSPO such that seats in the Executive Board and project-level Working Groups are fairly allocated to each sector. In this way, RSPO lives out the philosophy of the "roundtable" by giving equal rights to each stakeholder group to bring group-specific agendas to the roundtable, facilitating traditionally adversarial stakeholders and business competitors to work together towards a common objective and make decisions by consensus.
The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is Malaysia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival conceptualized and organized by not-for-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights. KLEFF is a platform to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, communities, and individuals through on-ground activities and film screenings. The focus of KLEFF is on critical environmental issues and stories such as pollution, transboundary haze, indigenous people’s rights, wildlife protection, nuclear energy, climate change, sustainable food production, waste management, local environmental heroes and more.