Palm oil: Economic and environmental impacts

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Publication Date November 2020
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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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EPRS: At a Glance, February 2018: Palm oil: economic and environmental impacts

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