[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

segunda-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2018

EU heading for ‘zero palm oil’ in transport by 2021



Monday, 15 January 2018
AGRIFOOD WEEKLY


The European Parliament voted on a resolution last year urging to end the “catastrophic effects” of palm oil in producer countries like Indonesia, where it creates deforestation.
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Parliament is heading towards “a clear statement that use of palm oil should go to zero by 2021”, said Bas Eickhout, a Green lawmaker in the European Parliament.

“Every proposal that I’ve seen coming from all the major political groups is going in that direction,” said the Dutch MEP, who was briefing journalists on Tuesday (9 January) ahead of a plenary vote on the renewable energy directive expected next week in Parliament.

“So it seems that the political issue of palm oil will get a clear majority in this House,” Eickhout added, saying that debate was “going in a good direction”.

Other political groups confirmed to EURACTIV that a full ban on palm oil was indeed on the cards as part of the vote on the revised renewable energy directive.

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