The expansion of palm oil plantations is a leading driver of deforestation and habitat loss in Southeast Asia, and increasingly in Latin America and Africa. In Indonesia and Malaysia, which collectively account for around 90% of global production, over 55 percent of plantation expansion has come at the expense of tropical forests.
As the world’s most heavily traded and consumed vegetable oil, demand for palm oil is expected to continue growing, further increasing pressures on forests. NWF works to enhance the capacity of voluntary standards and certification systems to reduce deforestation throughout Southeast Asia and Latin America.
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This paper shows that more systematic evaluation could boost the effectiveness of instruments and enhance synergistic interaction with traditional public land-use policy instruments to achieve incremental […]
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