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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Palm Oil Monitor – Weekly Update 1st October 2018

Indonesia Tries Another Moratorium The Indonesian government has said that it has put in place a presidential instruction that halts new palm oil developments for three years. Various environmental groups have welcomed the announcement, but it should be viewed with a degree of scepticism. First, it’s a presidential instruction or ‘inpres’. This means it is […]

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Palm Oil Monitor – Weekly Update 24th September 2018

COMMENTARY: Is the GAR spat putting the HCS Group at risk? The Golden-Agri Resources-Greenpeace spat has escalated since we wrote about it briefly last week. To recap, GAR appeared to be losing patience with anti-palm oil campaigners, particularly in Europe. This anti-palm sentiment was underlined by Greenpeace’s overtly anti-palm oil ‘Rang Tan’ video. Since then, […]

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Comments on the IUCN Report: “Oil Palm and Biodiversity”

The new IUCN Report Oil Palm and Biodiversity has generated a considerable response in both the French and English media. This includes outlets such as The Guardian and Le Figaro. Unfortunately, the coverage has simply repeated the reductive language of the executive summary, instead of examining the actual findings. Many of the findings in the […]

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