Experts in Indonesia will be asked to judge whether GAR forests have "high conservation value" under guidance from the , a coalition of the palm oil industry and conservation groups.
The agreement also fell short of setting out how much land GAR may use for new palm planting.
Poynton said that if the agreement was successful, it could help turn Indonesia into a role model for sustainable development. Indonesia has played a strong role in international climate change negotiations, since hosting the Bali conference in 2007.
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