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  • Indonesian Palm Oil Association Says EU Discriminatory

    01/11/2018· A palm oil farmer displays palm oil seeds in Kampar, Riau province, Aug. 20, 2018. Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is

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  • The EU Biofuel Policy and Palm Oil: Cutting subsidies or

    "sustainable," they may be diverting it from other uses where it will be replaced by unsustainable palm oil. Demand for palm oil from established certified plantations is simply leading to expansion of other palm oil plantations onto forested land. Alternatively, a palm oil company may plant oil palm on agricultural land that

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  • The Oil Palm

    26/10/2016· 'No Palm Oil' labels mislead Malaysian consumers and perpetrate an injustice against small farmers and other palm oil producers, Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong has explained. The economic well-being of Malaysian small farmers is threatened by the labels. The Minister has successfully demanded the removal of the labels from Arla Foods products in Malaysia. This is a

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  • EU Labels Biofuel From Palm Oil As Unsustainable, Bans

    14/03/2019· The European Commission yesterday ruled that biodiesel fuel made from palm oil poses a significant risk of indirect land use change causing more climate

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  • Palm oil Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    Palm oil is everywhere. From soap to cosmetics to your favourite foods, palm oil is even used as biofuel for vehicles. Amazingly, palm oil can be found in a massive 40% to 50% of household products in Australia. It's used so extensively because of its numerous benefits: cheap production, long shelf life and its efficient to produce in terms of land use. All in all, companies can use palm oil

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  • No palm oil or green palm oil? Retailers face labeling

    10/09/2019· Malaysia and Indonesia which together produce about 85% of the world's palm oil have made moves in recent weeks to force or persuade retailers to ban products with "palm oil-free" labels

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  • EU Trying to Go Green and Avoid Trade War With Palm

    13/03/2019· The EU renewable energy law that obliged the commission to set sustainability criteria for palm oil under its green goals specifies that the use of unsustainable food and feed crop-based biofuels

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  • The Oil Palm

    05/02/2019· This measure places a discriminatory and illegitimate label on Malaysian Palm Oil as 'unsustainable', despite Malaysia's leading commitment to Good Agricultural Practices, sustainable development, and its forest conservation efforts to maintain over 50 per cent forest cover. Minister Teresa Kok said: "The stand taken by Norway against palm oil will adversely affect bilateral trade

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  • Biggest food brands 'failing goals to banish palm oil

    17/01/2020· To avoid palm oil, the most important thing consumers can do is read the label. A small but increasing number of products are now labelled as palm-oil-free. They may cost more, as palm oil is

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  • Biofuels from food: no more, please Mongabay

    For all these reasons, Biopact joins those who call for a real moratorium on (1) biofuels made from food crops, (2) biofuels that are obtained from destructive (plantation) practises such as palm oil in South East Asia or soybean in Brazil, (3) biofuels of which it cannot be demonstrated that they do not contribute in an indirect way to such destructive pressures on the environment and on

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  • The Hypocrisy of the EU in the Palm Oil discourse: an

    10/03/2020· According to the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, 3.2 million Malaysians, particularly those who reside in rural communities who rely on the industry will face devastating effects. As a result, farmers across Indonesia and Malaysia will be subjected to poverty as production for palm oil has been their only source of income. The ban will contribute insignificantly towards environmentalism in

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  • Palm Oil Ethical Consumer

    28/03/2019· Palm oil is one of the categories on which we base our company and product ratings, and from unsustainable deforestation to animal rights to human exploitation, the palm oil industry seems to be a mess. As consumers, we need to use our power at the checkout to continue to drive change in the palm oil industry. Pushing companies to only buy

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  • Why is palm oil biodiesel bad? Transport & Environment

    In January 2018, the European Parliament proposed to end public subsidies for the use of palm oil biofuels in 2021. If Europe were to end support for palm (and soy) oil, this would send a powerful signal to world markets, reduce demand for palm oil and force palm oil producing countries to get serious about ending deforestation, certification and sustainability.

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  • Frontiers The Moral Minefield of Ethical Oil Palm

    28/05/2019· Introduction. Oil palm Elaeis guineensis Jacq. is widely reviled for causing large-scale deforestation in the species-rich tropics. With 18.7 million hectares of industrial-scale oil palm plantations in 2017 (Meijaard et al., 2018), it is ranked 3rd in terms of planted area for an oil crop, behind soy and rapeseed (4th if maize is considered an oil crop).

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  • Indonesian Palm Oil Association Says EU Discriminatory

    01/11/2018· A palm oil farmer displays palm oil seeds in Kampar, Riau province, Aug. 20, 2018. Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is

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  • Indonesia allocates US$195 million subsidy on palm

    02/07/2020· "Palm oil companies have always been spoiled by government subsidies," said Mansuetus Darto, the secretary-general of the Oil Palm Smallholders Union (SPKS). "When [the biodiesel industry] takes a hit from Covid-19, they plead for subsidies from the government. Meanwhile, the ones whose situation is most concerning are oil palm farmers who should be the ones to be helped."

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  • EU Labels Biofuel From Palm Oil As Unsustainable, Bans

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  • The EU wants to phase out palm oil from biofuels. Here's

    20/06/2021· The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a pathway to environmentally sound palm oil production. Its mission is to provide a valuable biofuel while implementing policies that ensure sustainable development, including research and development to increase yields, enhancing the use of fruit bunch for biomass,creating safe corridors for wildlife, and natural pest control methods.

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  • I will stand up against the use of palm oil as a biofuel

    I will stand up against the use of palm oil as a biofuel! 824 likes. This Facebook Page aims to get as many people as possible to sign the petition...

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  • Biggest food brands 'failing goals to banish palm oil

    17/01/2020· To avoid palm oil, the most important thing consumers can do is read the label. A small but increasing number of products are now labelled as palm-oil-free. They may cost more, as palm oil is

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  • Indonesia economy on track as election outcome looms

    Additionally, a recent decision by the European Commission (EC) to classify biofuels derived from palm oil — a major Indonesian export — as unsustainable and ban related subsidies could lead to a steep fall in, and eventual demise of, demand for the fuel. This, in turn, could dent palm oil exports and significantly impact Indonesia's economy. 6

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  • EU Labels Biofuel From Palm Oil As Unsustainable, Bans

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  • EU Labels Biofuel From Palm Oil As Unsustainable, Bans

    14/03/2019· Activists from the NGO German Environmental Aid demonstrate against palm oil in biodiesel in Berlin (Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images)Getty After years of

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  • EU Labels Biofuel From Palm Oil As Unsustainable, Bans

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  • Iceland supermarkets to ban palm oil in own-brand

    10/04/2018· Iceland is to stop using palm oil in own-brand products by the end of 2018. The Deeside-based chain the first major UK supermarket to ban palm oil said it was used in more than half of its

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  • The EU must stop subsidising palm oil biofuels.

    Earlier this year the Parliament voted in favor of cutting subsidies for palm oil based biodiesel by 2021. If Europe were to end support for palm oil biodiesel, this would send a powerful signalto world markets, reduce demand for dirty palm oil, and force palm oil producing countries to get serious about ending deforestation. Energy ministers of all 28 member states are meeting on Monday in Brussels. We only

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  • Subsidies for biofuel from palm oil have been banned

    19/03/2019· After years of controversy and delay, the European Commission has finally made a definitive verdict on biofuel from palm oil, concluding that the cultivation of it results in excessive deforestation and is for this reason unsustainable. Now the EU is banning subsidies for palm oil, which will surely result in a phase-out of the fuel's use in Europe. It's taken longer than it should have, but

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  • Indonesian oil palm smallholders sue state over subsidy to

    24/04/2018· Indonesian oil palm smallholders sue state over subsidy to biofuel producers A union of palm oil smallholders is challenging the allocation of a billion-dollar fund that they say fails to help them rejuvenate their low-yielding oil palms and instead unfairly subsidizes large biofuel producers.

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  • I will stand up against the use of palm oil as a biofuel

    I will stand up against the use of palm oil as a biofuel! 824 likes. This Facebook Page aims to get as many people as possible to sign the petition...

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  • khor reports palm oil: Biodiesel news: EU Parliament has

    18/01/2017· Palm Oil Climbs Most in Four Years on Indonesian Biofuel Subsidy by Ranjeetha Pakiam 5:25 PM BNT February 5, 2015 (Bloomberg) -- Palm oil advanced the most in more than four years on Indonesia's plans to boost biodiesel subsidies, which would expand palm demand in the largest producer and consumer. Futures climbed 5.1 percent to 2,310 ringgit ($648) a metric ton on the

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  • Palm Oil Is at the Heart of the Next Trade War BNN

    13/03/2019· The European Commission on Wednesday restricted the types of biofuels from palm oil that may be counted toward the EU's renewable-energy goals and introduced a certification system. Indonesia and Malaysia, which supply 85 percent of the crop, have warned that they are ready to retaliate against what they see as "discriminatory" rules. Palm oil prices have dropped 15 percent since the

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  • EU labels palm oil in diesel as unsustainable Transport

    13/03/2019· These loopholes mean some palm oil could still be promoted as a "green" road fuel.[1] The Commission also failed to classify soy, a major contributor to deforestation worldwide, as unsustainable.[2] Laura Buffet, clean fuels manager at T&E, said: "Today's decision to label palm oil as unsustainable is a breakthrough. It will offer much needed relief to the world's wildlife and forests. But this is only a partial victory since soy and some palm oil can still be labelled

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  • Palm Oil Tarnishing Big Brands Crossbow Communications

    Meanwhile, biofuel from oil palm cannot compensate for the carbon released when forests are cleared and peatlands drained. Oil palm plantations and the production of palm oil can also be sources of methane and nitrous oxide, both potent greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. In 2019, the EU labeled palm oil as an unsustainable fuel

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  • Palm oil Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    Palm oil is everywhere. From soap to cosmetics to your favourite foods, palm oil is even used as biofuel for vehicles. Amazingly, palm oil can be found in a massive 40% to 50% of household products in Australia. It's used so extensively because of its numerous benefits: cheap production, long shelf life and its efficient to produce in terms of land use. All in all, companies can use palm oil

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  • Palm oil monocultures will never be sustainable

    02/11/2009· The promise of 'sustainable palm oil', backed by WWF, was one important factor behind the EU's decision to go ahead with a 10% agrofuel target by 2020, and the RSPO will be used to allow palm oil to become eligible for EU agrofuel subsidies and other support. This is speeding up indiscriminate palm oil expansion in even more countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Cameroon,

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  • Final Details on U.S./China Accord Near, but Trump/Xi

    — EU labels biofuel from palm oil as unsustainable, bans subsidies. The European Commission concluded that the cultivation of palm oil, mostly undertaken in Indonesia and Malaysia, results in excessive deforestation and it should not be eligible to count toward EU renewable transport targets for national governments. The ban is expected to

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  • NGOs and Indigenous Peoples'

    especially palm oil, to the EU. The EU imported 3.7 million tonnes of Indonesian palm oil in 2017, most of it for biofuels. Indonesia has already used the ongoing negotiations to put pressure on EU policy makers against a rapid phaseout of palm oil in biofuels under the RED2. RSPO and ISPO certification of palm oil,

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  • EU biofuel subsidies driving unsustainable palm oil

    08/09/2013· In 2013, 85 per cent of the global palm oil production will come from two countries: Indonesia (29 million tonnes) and Malaysia (19 million tonnes). Every extra tonne of biodiesel produced in the EU in 2006–2012 was associated with an extra 110 kilograms of palm oil consumed as biodiesel feedstock. If no policy change occurs, and this trend continues, by 2020 the EU biodiesel sector will consume around 2.6 2.7 million tonnes of palm oil

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  • Indonesia economy on track as election outcome looms

    Additionally, a recent decision by the European Commission (EC) to classify biofuels derived from palm oil — a major Indonesian export — as unsustainable and ban related subsidies could lead to a steep fall in, and eventual demise of, demand for the fuel. This, in turn, could dent palm oil exports and significantly impact Indonesia's economy. 6

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  • khor reports palm oil: Campaigns on supply-chains:Public

    Campaigns on supply-chains:Public art campaign aims at Sumatra's palm oil industry, Campaigning matures with Mighty Earth, MEPs call for clampdown on unsustainable palm oil and use in biofuel

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