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MEPs call for clampdown on imports of unsustainable palm oil and use in biofuel

Deforestation in Malaysia for oil palm plantations

Press Release

Thursday 13 Apr 2017

Good News from Strasbourg. MEPs call for clampdown on imports of unsustainable palm oil. To counter the impact of unsustainable palm oil production, such as deforestation and habitat degradation, particularly in South-East Asia, the EU should introduce a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the EU market and phase out the use of vegetable oils that drive deforestation by 2020, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday, 4th April. Read More