Forests and agriculture | Podcast

Microphone GAR on the emotional debate around palm oil as a biofuel

Anita Neville, senior vice-president group corporate communications, Golden Agri-Resources, and Ian Welsh discuss the challenges for the palm oil sector in developing the crop as a biofuel feedstock. Neville argues that there is not a level playing field for potential inputs into biofuels, and a lack of life cycle analysis into relative impacts of different crops.

They also discuss supply chain deforestation risks, and reasons why most companies are going to miss 2020 targets, despite significant innovation in use of technology to, for example, identify areas of tree loss and land use change.

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