Deforestation

The European Union's deforestation regulation is set to come into force on 31 December 2024. Pic: WCF

EUDR

European Union to delay ‘high risk’ element of deforestation bill

By Anthony Myers

The European Union (EU) has signalled its intent to delay the most controversial parts of its anti-deforestation regulation (EUDR) after protests by governments in Asia, Africa, and Latin America described the low, standard, or high-risk benchmarking...

Is macauba a rainforest-friendly alternative to palm oil? GettyImages/MEDITERRANEAN

Is macauba a rainforest-friendly alternative to palm oil?

By Donna Eastlake

Palm oil is cheap to produce in large quantities but unsustainable production methods, notably deforestation, means the bad can far outweigh the good. As a result, brands are increasingly distancing themselves from the use of irresponsible palm oil in...

Over 70,000 fires burned across South-East Asia this dry season ©GettyImages/SPmemory

Greenpeace links fire hotspots with RSPO growers and members

By Flora Southey

A report linking RSPO members and certified growers with this year’s fire hotspots in Indonesia has been published by Greenpeace International. According to the sustainable palm oil organisation, however, Greenpeace's analysis ‘misses the mark’.

20% of the palm oil supply chain is made up of 'smallholders' who just barely make a living. Pic: GettyImages/Heri Mardinal

Nestlé will miss 2020 deforestation goals

By Gill Hyslop

The Swiss conglomerate has admitted it will fall short of its target to use only ingredients that do not contribute to deforestation in its products by 2020.

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