Tag: Palm oil

Palm oil industry needs a complete change of direction: Expert

Kuala Lumpur -- Palm oil producers should examine their entire businesses model to stop their impact on climate change, according to Mr Darrel Webber, Chief Executive Officer of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), He said on Tuesday (Jan 14) that palm producers had...

Indonesia hits European Union with WTO lawsuit over palm oil

Indonesia has filed a World Trade Organization lawsuit against the European Union over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the trade ministry said. The action could escalate a trade dispute between Indonesia -- the world's top palm oil producer - and the...

Environmental group in Singapore pushes for sustainable palm oil use

Following the forest fires in Indonesia that caused a haze in neighbouring countries, one environmental group in Singapore has proposed a way to reduce such deforestation incidents caused by the farming and production of palm oil. The People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze) is...

Dr M urges nations to fight climate change but defends Malaysia’s palm oil industry

Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged countries to prepare to fight against climate change and the natural disasters it brings instead of starting wars against one another. He delivered his speech at the 74th UN General Assembly in New York on Sept 27, 2019. "The world is experiencing...

Palm oil at the centre of the ‘killer’ haze: Report

Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are countries directly involved in palm trees plantation and palm oil production in Indonesia and Malaysia. The palm plantations owners in Indonesia have now been accused of burning palm plantations ahead of the new season of palm tree growth. The haze has blanketed...

Malaysia launches “Love MY Palm Oil” campaign in the face of Europe’s anti-palm oil stand

Malaysia is understandably upset at the campaign to ban palm oil by the year 2030 since the country is the second-biggest palm oil producer in the world. To combat this, Malaysia is rolling out a ‘Love MY Palm Oil’ campaign, one that the Prime Minister,...

Greenpeace clarifies that it fights deforestation, not palm oil

The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and the Indonesian Oil Palm Farmers Association (Apkasindo) recently complained to the government against Greenpeace, claiming that the actions of the environmental group are bad for the country’s economy. Greenpeace issued a response to these claims, saying that they are against...

Palm oil players take steps beyond RSPO – Greenpeace

Greenpeace urges palm oil industry to follow suit Medan, Indonesia, 14 November 2013 – ‘No Deforestation’ commitments from Unilever and Italian chocolate company Ferrero, as well as pledges from progressive palm oil producers to cut forest destruction and human rights violations from their supply chains,...