UK defies EU over Indonesian palm oil trade, leaked papers show

UK defies EU over Indonesian palm oil trade, leaked papers show
 

The UK is defying EU institutions to push for a hike in nominally “sustainable” Indonesian palm oil imports which have nonetheless been linked to deforestation, leaked documents show.
The European parliament is currently trying to force a ban on EU biofuels using palm oil, which have driven deforestation and contributed to the loss of 150,000 orangutans in Indonesia since 2002.
A binding “due diligence” regulation for high-risk forest products would be the “most effective” way of curbing this forest destruction, according to a draft EU study due to be released later this month.
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9 March 2018 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Guardian
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