Forests and agriculture | Podcast

Microphone Palm oil’s complex impact on biodiversity

The sector’s environmental effects are more complicated than you might think

Erik Meijard, founder of Borneo Futures, discusses why the palm oil sector has such a bad reputation on biodiversity impacts with Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb. Meijard shares some of the highlights from recent research, and argues there is much the palm oil sector as a whole can learn from the best plantations, which can perform well on biodiversity. And they debate why the palm oil sector is targeted for its impacts while coconut and banana plantations, with similar or worse impact, are not subject to the same level of activist criticism.

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