EU Palm Oil Usage Ban Threatens 16 Million Palm Oil Workers in IndonesiaEU Palm Oil Usage Ban Threatens 16 Million Palm Oil Workers in Indonesia

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | www.en.netralnews.com The European Union policy to ban ban the use of palm oil as a raw material for biofuels is considered potentially threatening the survival of 16 million workers in the oil palm sector in Indonesia. The Executive Secretary of the Indonesian Palm Oil Workers Union (JAPBUSI) Network Nursanna Marpaung…

Palm oil being used as an ecopolitical pawn

Monday, 18 March 2019 | thestar.com.my DEFORESTATION, loss of bio-diversity, emission of greenhouse gases and global climate change have become the buzz words used by NGOs and other influential parties with self-interest to convince consumers to abandon the use of palm oil and turn instead to alternative vegetable oils such as sunflower, soybean and rapeseed, and…

EU policy counterproductive

Jumat, 12 April 2019| Jakarta Post The European Union would be well advised to review its energy policy that classifies biofuels from palm oil as unsustainable, as this could be counterproductive to the global fight against climate change and endanger Indonesia-EU relations. We support and appreciate the EU’s concerns over the risks of climate change…