Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests

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Publication Date 2016-2017
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Resolution adopted by the plenary of the European Parliament in April 2017 on the use of vegetable oils.

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This document urges the European Commission to take measures to phase out the use this kind oils - including palm oil (as a component of biofuels) - that lead to deforestation, preferably by 2020. The initiative also defends the introduction of a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the European Union's market.

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EurActiv, 05/04/2017: MEPs: Industry ‘self-regulation’ failed to prevent deforestation
EurActiv, 11/04/2017: Indonesia and Malaysia look to ‘kill’ Parliament’s palm oil ban

European Parliament: Press Release, 03/04/2017: Palm oil: the high cost of cultivating the cheap vegetable oil
European Parliament: Press Release, 04/04/2017: MEPs call for clampdown on imports of unsustainable palm oil and use in biofuel

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