Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests: extracts from the debate on the report Kateřina KONEČNÁ (GUE/NGL,CZ): extracts from the debate

Event date: 03/04/2017

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During the EP plenary session (3-6 April 2017) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate on tackling the environmental impacts of unsustainable palm oil production, such as deforestation and habitat degradation, particularly in South-East Asia. Members advocate phasing out the use in biofuels of vegetable oils linked to deforestation by 2020, and a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the EU market. Statements by Kostadinka KUNEVA (GUE/NGL, EL), Karmenu VELLA, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Florent MARCELLESI (Greens/EFA, ES) and Catherine BEARDER (ALDE, UK).