Improving Forest Governance in Relation to Palm Oil

January 15, 2022|FERN

As the European Union and Indonesia have struggled to hammer out a free trade agreement for more than half a decade, the issue of “sustainable” palm oil has remained one of the biggest stumbling blocks. Meanwhile, palm oil production continues to put pressure on forest habitats crucial to the survival of critically endangered orangutans. A report from FERN analyzes the current situation and suggests potential paths forward for future trade agreements aimed at promoting trade in sustainably produced palm oil.