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Jakarta Post

EU wants cooperation over sustainable palm oil

  • Dian Septiari and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 3 2019   /  12:48 am

Indonesia and the European Union need to further promote cooperation over sustainable palm oil to help ease the tension between Jakarta and Brussels over the latter’s move to phase out the use of crude palm oil in biofuel by 2030, an EU representative has said.“Indonesia wants to produce sustainable palm oil and has a whole set of policies to do that, while the EU wants to consume sustainable palm oil, so our paths are bound to meet between sustainable palm oil production and sustainable palm oil consumption,” the charge d’affaires of the EU delegation to Indonesia, Charles-Michel Geurts, told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of the EU-Indonesia 2019 Blue Book in Jakarta on Tuesday evening.The European Commission adopted on March 13 a delegated act on sustainability criteria for biofuels, a derivative of its Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II), which has been seen as a...