|Author (Person)||Russell, Martin|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Publisher||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), European Union|
|Series Title||EPRS At a Glance|
|Series Details||PE 659.335|
|Publication Date||November 2020|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
Economical and versatile, palm oil has become the world's most widely used vegetable oil. Although palm oil can be produced sustainably, rising consumption increases the risk of tropical rainforests being cut down to make way for plantations. Deforestation threatens biodiversity and causes greenhouse gas emissions. In view of this, the EU has revised its biofuels policy to phase out palm oil-based biodiesel by 2030.
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|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Energy, Environment|
|Subject Tags||Forestry | Timber, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development|
|Keywords||Biodiversity, Bioenergy, Greenhouse Gas | GHG Emissions