Parallel 3D

The following panelists will discuss "A burning issue: Address the threat of biofuels as a driver of deforestation" Oslo Tropical Forest Forum.

Laura Buffet

Laura Buffet manages T&E’s campaign for cleaner fuels at EU level, with a focus on making European biofuels policy more sustainable and preventing the expansion of high-carbon unconventional fuels in Europe. Laura joined Transport & Environment in April 2013 after two years working as a parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament. During her time in the Parliament, Laura was the assistant to MEP Sandrine Bélier, a member of the French Green party. She worked on different files within the Environment Committee, with a focus on biodiversity issues. From the east of France, Laura holds a Master in Public Administration and a Master in Environmental Law from the University of Strasbourg. She speaks English and German as well as her native French. 

Adrian Suharto

Adrian Suharto is currently Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Neste Corporation and based in Singapore. He has more than 11 years' experience in various commodities which started with palm oil sustainability.In his current role Adrian Suharto is responsible for global stakeholder engagement for sustainability and public affairs; ensuring sustainability for a wide range of feedstock including palm oil, animal fats and used cooking oil, ensuring implementation of Neste policies and principles throughout the supply chain and representing Neste in various sustainability initiatives such as RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil) and ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). He is also responsible to engage various stakeholders to develop and maintain markets for Neste products. Within the sustainability initiatives, Adrian has worked in various working groups in the RSPO for developing various standards for the palm oil sustainability such as GHG emissions, peat land and smallholders. Adrian is the current co-chair for the ISCC technical committee Asia Pacific. Adrian is the company spokesperson for the region and has represented Neste in various international conferences organized by the RSPO, ISCC, Innovation Forum, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil, CIFOR and many more.Adrian Suharto has a bachelor of science from the Institute of Technology, Bandung Indonesia and a Masters of Science from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.