Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests

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Series Details 2016/2222(INI)
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.

Source Link http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2016/2222(INI)
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EurActiv, 05/04/2017: MEPs: Industry ‘self-regulation’ failed to prevent deforestation http://www.euractiv.com/section/biofuels/news/meps-industry-self-regulation-failed-to-prevent-deforestation/
EurActiv, 11/04/2017: Indonesia and Malaysia look to ‘kill’ Parliament’s palm oil ban http://www.euractiv.com/section/biofuels/news/indonesia-and-malaysia-look-to-kill-parliaments-palm-oil-ban/

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European Parliament: Press Release, 03/04/2017: Palm oil: the high cost of cultivating the cheap vegetable oil http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170306STO65231/
European Parliament: Press Release, 04/04/2017: MEPs call for clampdown on imports of unsustainable palm oil and use in biofuel http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170329IPR69057/

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