ICCT report says strong evidence Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil have high ILUC risk

November 19, 2018 |

In Germany, a new working paper by the International Council for Clean Transportation says it found strong evidence that 40-53% of oil palm expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia has occurred on high carbon stock land in recent decades, including forest, wetlands, and shrubland. ICCT researchers say there is some evidence that significant expansion of soy in South America occurs on savannah and dry forest, with some expansion into the Amazon rainforest in recent years. This evidence strongly supports classifying palm oil, and suggests consideration of classifying soy, as high ILUC risk feedstocks, the paper said.

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