An aggressive lobbying campaign spearheaded by actors from Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s top palm oil producers, have framed the ban as an attack on small farmers, although the industry is dominated by large companies.
After a recent ban by the European Parliament on palm oil for biofuels, trade talks that propose to grant the European Union (EU) market greater access to Indonesian palm oil proceed this week. This could lead to even greater deforestation and more social conflicts in Indonesia, warn activists.
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Advances in technology is making it possible to make the bioeconomy—defined as the agriculture and forestry industries—more sustainable without sacrificing productivity. Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute highlights examples of green growth.
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Scrapping fossil fuel subsidies would be the first step towards sustainability in both environmental and budgetary terms, and allow for the development of an energy mix that reflects the true costs of energy production, writes ADB's Shikha Jha.
The European Union's reliance on foreign oil imports is both an economic and national security risk, says former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Renewable energy can reduce the region's energy vulnerability.
Healthy soils are crucial to human nutrition and eliminating hunger, but are erosion and contamination are placing soils under stress. Heinrich Böll Foundation president Barbara Unmuessing makes a case for protecting this precious resource.
Although some forms of bioenergy can play a helpful role, dedicating land specifically for generating bioenergy is unwise, say WRI president Andrew Steer and global director of food, forests and water, Craig Hanson.
In this article we are going to discuss the potentiality of Moringa oleifera: A multidimensional Perennial Biodiesel Tree intercropped with Camelina and Castor as rotational crop. The Advanced Biofuel Center ...
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...