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  • Part 1: Fighting Climate Change and Global Growth Needs an Equitable Approach October 5, 2020 - The European Union is looking at taking a hardline towards reducing the environmental impact of its citizen as the ecological footprint of European countries is much larger than those of some other countries. As reported by the European Environment Agency this year: “The total ecological footprint of the EU-27 Member States plus the United Kingdom… Read More
  • Palm Oil Debate Betrays EU Commitment to Truth and Science March 3, 2020 - As an agricultural engineer with more than 20 years of experience working in and around oil palm plantations in Africa and Asia, I am stunned by the shoddiness of the palm oil debate in Brussels. NGOs, which advocate against the production and consumption of palm oil, have lost sight of both science and truth, and… Read More
  • What Now for EU Trade Policy and Palm Oil? January 21, 2020 - At the core of the palm oil debate is the issue of trade: palm oil is known as the “world’s most traded edible oil”. The reason for this is simple: it is cost-effective, super-productive, and has many applications in energy, industrial uses and food. But as we are well aware, its impact on global edible… Read More
  • How to Improve the Amsterdam Declaration December 30, 2019 - The “Amsterdam Declaration” – in place since 2015 and signed by major European Governments including Germany, France, the U.K., the Netherlands and Italy – is the roadmap to a “Fully Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain by 2020”. It’s essentially an attempt by these governments to push for only CSPO (which, at the time, was quite… Read More
  • Climate Change: Importance of the Global South December 9, 2019 - Last week’s COP25 Summit in Madrid should be an opportunity to focus attention on a global issue – of concern for all 7 billion people on the planet. Unfortunately, such global gatherings rarely succeed in considering the needs of the 6 billion who live outside of the Western world. Instead, the summit will probably focus… Read More
  • Ways Forward for Palm Oil Producing Countries November 19, 2019 - Kuala Lumpur — Nine world’s major palm oil producing countries convened to deliberate a number of crucial issues in palm oil industry. Jakarta — Nine world’s major palm oil producing countries convened on 18 November 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to deliberate a number of crucial issues in palm oil industry and strengthen collaboration at… Read More
  • The 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (2nd MMPOPC) November 14, 2019 - Download e-poster Jakarta — Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) is organizing the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (MMPOPC) to be held on 17-18 November 2019 at Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The objective of the meeting is to facilitate an exchange of views between palm oil… Read More
  • CPOPC Palm Oil Supply and Demand Outlook Conference (POSDOC) 2019 and Indonesia Malaysia CEO Forum (IMCEOF) October 27, 2019 - JAKARTA — Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) is organizing the first Palm Oil Supply and Demand Outlook Conference (POSDOC) to be held on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at Hotel Tenera, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. This is an inaugural conference, and CPOPC is planning it to be a yearly international event. The objective… Read More