Devex: Opinion: Why players such as RSPO matter to the global climate

“Last week, with relatively little fanfare, members of the world’s largest certification scheme for palm oil, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), voted to strengthen its sustainability standard. Palm oil – despite being the most widely used vegetable oil on the planet – and its certifier, the RSPO, are both still relatively obscure. But in the wake of the landmark report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and in the weeks leading up to this year’s COP24, the actions by smaller players like the RSPO take on greater significance, writes Rainforest Action Network Agribusiness Campaign Director Robin Averbeck.” (Read More)