Analysis by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Indonesian partners Kaoem Telapak reveals Indonesia is not set to fundamentally improve its palm oil standards.
When we buy our sugar, coffee, chocolate, leather, burgers, soy milk or wooden garden chairs we may be helping to fund deforestation. It's estimated that 53 per cent of those areas cleared in recent decades have been for agricultural commodities, as a result the EU has become a major driver of deforestation
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a new regulation on Indonesia’s Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard after NGOs raised concerns that it will weaken not strengthen its credibility. He did, however, sign into force a moratorium halting new palm oil plantation permits being issued for the three years
Last week, the European Parliament again called for European Union (EU) action to ensure legal and sustainable commodities, inclusive of palm oil, in an adopted resolution. Illegal land conversion, land-grabbing and deforestation are core justifications for such action