Driving deforestation: the impact of expanding palm oil demand through biofuel policy

Rainforest Foundation Norway and Cerulogy launched a report, ‘Driving deforestation’, looking at the impact of expanding palm oil use due to biofuel policies around the world. The report goes directly into the heated debate in Europe and the rest of the world about the use of palm oil for biofuels. It analyses biofuel policies in key markets including the EU, the US, China, Indonesia and the aviation industry. If the world’s major biofuel consumers meet their current ambitions, they will generate unprecedented demand for palm oil, devastating Southeast Asia’s rainforests in the process.