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November 02, 2017

Devex: Opinion: A make or break moment for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

"The palm oil industry has become notorious for its negative impacts on tropical rainforests, indigenous peoples, local communities, workers, and the global climate. For over a decade, global brands and palm oil companies, as well as banks and civil society, have invested their time, money, and reputations to develop the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) — currently the largest global certification system for palm oil. Despite these efforts, the RSPO is still certifying deforestation, human and labor rights violations, and excessive emissions from development on peatlands — and marketing it as “sustainable.”" (Read More)

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