Palm Oil

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm Elaeis guineensis, and to a lesser extent from the American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and the maripa palm Attalea maripa. The use of palm oil in food and beauty products has attracted the concern of environmental groups; the high oil yield of the trees has encouraged wider cultivation, leading to the clearing of forests in parts of Indonesia and Malaysia to make space for oil-palm monoculture. This has resulted in significant acreage losses of the …

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FPRI: Foreign Policy Research Institute · 11 July 2024

Russian hands and his particularly harsh criticism of the European Union over its ban on Indonesian palm oil. Both cases stood in contrast to his warm embrace of China and its investments in Indonesia’s strategic


ERIA: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN & East Asia · 3 July 2024 English

ERIA Research Project Report FY2024, No. 04

Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 2009 classified palm oil–based biodiesel as a renewable energy source, particular, the transport sector is blamed, and palm oil–based biodiesel use drives deforestation (Sihvonen Worsens: More Palm Oil for Energy, Less for Food: Drivers Burn More than Half of Palm Oil Imported into


World Bank Group · 27 June 2024 English

This paper studies the dynamic effects of export exposure on local labor markets in Indonesia, that is, how an increase in exports affects a range of labor market indicators over …

products are coal briquettes (10.9% of total value), palm oil (8.21%), petroleum gas (4.48%), gold (2.16%) originates in Sumatra (westernmost large island), where palm oil production is particularly strong. Figure 2


EU: European Union · 27 June 2024 English

clear rainforests for the production of meat and palm oil for the global north, where we see the production


The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment · 27 June 2024 English

The report provides an analysis of climate change litigation trends as of 2024, focusing on the increase in cases, the geographical spread, and the key actors involved. The conclusions highlight …

complaints by Malaysia that the EU’s ban on the use of palm oil as a biofuel (implemented under the recast Renewable commodities, including cattle, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, rubber, soya and wood, to ensure that they have


World Bank Group · 26 June 2024 English

Paraguay has been a beacon of macroeconomic stability, but like the rest of the region, its average growth has moderated since 2013, which has affected the pace of poverty reduction. …

involved in the trade of beef, cacao, coffee, palm oil, soy, wood, and products derived from these resources percent 0 5 10 15 20 Cofee Soy Wood Beef Cocoa Palm oil Bolivia Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Costa


World Bank Group · 24 June 2024 English

Developments over the past few years, which include the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent polycrisis, conflict in several of Cameroon’s regions, and fiscal consolidation, have left Cameroon in an extremely tight …

customs relief measures on freight, rice, and palm oil imports. Figure 3-4. Public Debt Composition:


EU: European Union · 24 June 2024 English

These Investment Guidelines are intended to provide information to potential beneficiaries and co-investors on the strategy and conditions under which the EIC Fund will make investment and divestment decisions. They …

natural forests or high nature value forest; new palm oil plantations; any business with a political or


RECOFTC: Center for People and Forests · 21 June 2024 English

The results of the research are presented in the form of the three case studies in the main chapters of this publication. [...] In the timber sector, the study investigated …

the sale of rubber, wood, coffee, soya, cattle, palm oil and cocoa commodities and some of their derived with the European Forest Institute (EFI) in the palm oil sector. Despite this exposure, significant questions


EU: European Union · 21 June 2024 English

consumption and so on, to avoid this kind of palm oil investment crisis. We have managed to turn the windfarm or cutting down a rainforest to plant a palm oil plantation. I deeply regret that the Council


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