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Jakarta Post

EU unfazed by RI’s sustainable palm oil drive

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 28 2018   /  02:30 am

Sustainability is key: European Union Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam Vincent Guérend (left), Wilistra Danny, who heads the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) strengthening team at the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister (second left), Tenggara Strategics executive director Riyadi Suparno (center), Unilever Indonesia sustainable sourcing manager of Rauf Prasodjo (second right) and Environment and Forestry Ministry official Budiharto are pictured during the Working Together for Sustainable Palm Oil discussion held by Eurocham and the EU in Jakarta on Thursday. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)A European Union ambassador has said the bloc will stick to its stance on phasing out palm oil-based biofuels by 2030 despite Indonesia’s commitment to renew long-term measures aimed at ensuring the commodity will not be harmful to the environment.EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Bru...