Platform for communicating forest and forest peoples’ issues to a broader world, focussing on palm oil and forestry sectors, mainly in South East Asia.


Business-stakeholder interactions are increasing, and integrating the interests of these two seemingly disparate sides is product certification schemes. Schemes like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) are examples of the on-going struggle and tension between economic, social and environmental interests. Such platforms are often delicately balanced through continued diligence and committed participation from stakeholder groups. Grassroots’ Watch helps our colleagues, friends and allies to share, learn and monitor key initiatives affecting forests.


Will changes in the role of the RSPO Board improve governance?