Palm Oil Monitor Weekly Update – 15th October 2018

Nestle: Who Needs Greenpeace? Greenpeace’s action against Wilmar and other firms has highlighted the work being undertaken by Nestle and The Forest Trust in conjunction with Airbus. The ‘Starling’ program that the three entities have put together relies on decades of historical satellite imaging and new monitoring data. Theoretically, in combination with better palm oil […]

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HCS 101 PART 3: Can HCS Be Changed?

The first two blogs in this series looked at how the ‘high carbon stock’ idea has been introduced into both European regulation (under the Renewable Energy Directive) and into private sector (the High Carbon Stock Approach and the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto). This piece will look at how and whether the various approaches to HCS […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Weekly Update – 8th October 2018

Has the EU Predetermined ‘High Risk’ Biofuels? The EU’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Vincent Guérend, has raised eyebrows in the region by stating that the EU will phase out palm-oil based biofuels by 2030, according to comments reported in the Jakarta Post. The problem with his comments is simple: the compromise text for the revised Renewable […]

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