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Social and environmental impact of palm oil

Malaysia has initiated its own environmental assessment on oil palm industry based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approaches. LCA has been applied to assess the environmental impact of production of oil palm seedlings, oil palm fresh fruit bunches, crude palm oil, crude palm kernel oil and refined palm oil.

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Social impacts SPOTT.org

Social ConflictLabour RightsLoss of LivelihoodHealthResources1. Conflict can occur between communities and companies over rights to land. 2. Conflict can occur between communities and non-native workers (i.e. migrants) who have been brought in to work on the plantations. 3. Conflict can occur within communities, due to the income gap created when some villagers experience increased income from oil palm plantations.Displacement of communities and loss of customary land rights 1. According to Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), an In...
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Palm oil: economic and environmental impacts European

Palm Oil: A Vital CommodityThe Economic and Social Impact of Oil Palm CultivationThe Environmental Impact of Oil PalmProducer Country and EU Efforts to Make Palm Oil More SustainableOil palm trees are native to West Africa, but were introduced to tropical regions of Southeast Asia and Latin America in the late 19th century. Oil extracted from the fruit was traditionally used in Africa for cooking, but has now found a wider range of uses: as a substitute for animal fats such as butter in baked products, soaps and cosmetics, or as a basis for biodiesel. Around half of packaged products in supermarkets contain palm oil. Although palm oil is not particularly healthy (it cont...
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Talk:Social and environmental impact of palm oil

Recently, palm oil has been criticized by environmental activists because of the impact palm oil cultivation has on the environment. Still the crop remains important in top producing nations because it provides jobs, improves food security and raises the standard of living.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF OIL PALM

Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation on tropical peat a scientific review Reports from the Technical Panels of the 2nd Greenhouse Gas Working Group of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) 133 climatic zones (Box 2). The most extensive tropical peat lands occur in Southeast Asia, representing 77% of the

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Palm oil production: what are the social and environmental

Responsible production: in 2004, a group of environmental non-profits and palm oil companies joined together to set up the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil

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Producing Sustainable Palm Oil in Latin America COHA

Sustainable Production. In Latin America, palm oil production has the potential to be an important source of revenue for people living in poverty. Palm oil cultivation can aid social and economic development, but it has to come in a way that combines conservation of natural resources with economic production.

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Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation

literature on impacts of the use of tropical peat for oil palm cultivation in Southeast Asia. It describes the carbon flows and greenhouse gas emissions from degraded and native forest and oil palm plantations on peat as well as other environmental impacts and social and economic aspects of the cultivation of oil palm on peat.

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Key Sustainability Issues in the Palm Oil Sector

Key Sustainability Issues in the Palm Oil Sector . environmental, social, economic and governance risks are addressed, and contributing to global food security. The global production of palm oil increased more than nine-fold since 1980 to 45.1 million tonnes in 2009, supplying

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Ecological impacts of palm oil expansion in Indonesia

ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF PALM OIL EXPANSION IN INDONESIA Given that global land area for agriculture is limited (Tilman et al., 2001), the rapid expansion of the oil palm industry comes at the expense of other cropland, secondary forest, and native tropical forest. Most (96%) of palm oil production occurs on the island

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Palm oil mounts ‘new offensive’ in Colombia while workers

Oct 27, 2017· Palm oil mounts ‘new offensive’ in Colombia while workers decry labor conditions The palm oil production company that was visited for

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Averting palm oil devastation in Latin America GreenBiz

An estimated 130,000 to 140,000 direct and indirect jobs come from palm oil production in Colombia alone. The down side. While oil palm may boost local economies and provide valuable products to global markets, experience has shown it creates huge environmental risks in the process.

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Elaeis guineensis

The social and environmental impacts of oil palm cultivation is a highly controversial topic. Oil palm is a valuable economic crop and provides a major source of employment. It allows many small landholders to participate in the cash economy and often results in the upgrade of the infrastructure (schools, roads, telecommunications) within that

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Palm Oil's Negative Effect on the Environment Fix

Palm oil comes from the fruit on tropical oil palm trees. Producing the edible oil wreaks havoc on the environment, leading to deforestation, habitat degradation, and loss of animal habitat. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that an area about the size of 300 football fields is cleared each hour in tropical rainforests for palm oil production.

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Environmental and social impacts of oil palm cultivation

It describes carbon flows and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from native and degraded forest and oil palm plantations on peat, as well as other environmental impacts and social and economic aspects of the cultivation of oil palm on peat.

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About Us RSPO Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.

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Environmental and Social Impacts of Oil Palm Plantations

The following is the established format for referencing this article: Obidzinski, K., R. Andriani, H. Komarudin, and A. Andrianto. 2012. Environmental and social impacts of oil palm plantations and their implications for biofuel production in Indonesia.

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The Impacts of Oil Palm on Recent Deforestation

Driven by demand for these products, palm oil production nearly doubled between 2003 and 2013 and is projected to continue increasing [2, 3]. Palm oil is the most important tropical vegetable oil globally when measured in terms of both production and its importance to trade, accounting for one-third of vegetable oil production in 2009 [4, 5].

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Oil palm plantations in Colombia: A model of future expansion

Oil palm plantations in Colombia: A model of future expansion expense of forest areas creating environmental concerns. Colombia is the fifth largest oil impact of biofuel production also depends on the type of land use or land cover that it replaces (Achten and Verchot,

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In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve the

In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve the Amazon In recent years, palm oil development in Malaysia and Indonesia has devastated tropical forests there. With Brazil on the verge of its own palm oil boom, can sustainable cultivation of the crop actually help save the rainforest, rather than hastening its destruction?

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How Palm Oil Harms Health, Rainforest & Wildlife

How Palm Oil Harms Health, Rainforest & Wildlife Center for Science in the Public Interest. insights on the environmental effects of oil palm plantations in southeast Asia and on the health effects of palm oil. Mari Cohen was a great help in doing the initial research. ecological and social impacts of oil palm plantations in Southeast

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At a glance europarl.europa.eu

Palm oil: Economic and environmental impacts (2 9 %) are the leading producers, followed by Thailand (4 %), Nigeria (2 .6 %), Colombia (2.3 %) and Ecuador (1 %). The economic and social impact of oil palm cultivation Palm oil is the main agricultural export of Indonesia and Malaysia, generating 10 % and 5 % respectively of their exports

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What are the limits to oil palm expansion? ScienceDirect

What are the limits to oil palm expansion? These potential negative effects of oil palm cultivation have given rise to closer scrutiny from consumers (Greenpeace International, tackle the three pillars of sustainable development i.e. the environmental, social and

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Palm oil is unavoidable. Can it be sustainable?

Benin Palm oil is an ancient staple in West Africa, and its origins are artisanal rather than industrial. In Benin most palm oil is still produced by women for domestic use. The fruit is boiled

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At a glance europarl.europa.eu

Palm oil: Economic and environmental impacts (2 9 %) are the leading producers, followed by Thailand (4 %), Nigeria (2 .6 %), Colombia (2.3 %) and Ecuador (1 %). The economic and social impact of oil palm cultivation Palm oil is the main agricultural export of Indonesia and Malaysia, generating 10 % and 5 % respectively of their exports

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What are the limits to oil palm expansion? ScienceDirect

What are the limits to oil palm expansion? These potential negative effects of oil palm cultivation have given rise to closer scrutiny from consumers (Greenpeace International, tackle the three pillars of sustainable development i.e. the environmental, social and

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Palm oil is unavoidable. Can it be sustainable?

Benin Palm oil is an ancient staple in West Africa, and its origins are artisanal rather than industrial. In Benin most palm oil is still produced by women for domestic use. The fruit is boiled

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Sustainable Palm Oil conservation.org

Conservation International works across the oil palm value chain to create benefits for nature and people, incorporating sustainable palm oil production as part of an integrated landscape approach. Our efforts include: Helping growers improve productivity while conserving critical forest areas

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Profitability and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production

It is my pleasure to introduce Profitability and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production, a first-of-its-kind study for both the oil palm industry and for agricultural commodities in general. This research systematically and quantitatively assesses the cross-industry impacts of an environmental and social management system on the business bottom

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Effect of oil palm sustainability certification

trade, and sell palm oil have adopted certification to signal that their products are sustainable, and that they have taken steps to minimize the negative environmental and social impacts linked to palm oil production (2, 6, 19–22). About 20% of global 2015 palm oil production was certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) (17).

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In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve the

In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve the Amazon In recent years, palm oil development in Malaysia and Indonesia has devastated tropical forests there. With Brazil on the verge of its own palm oil boom, can sustainable cultivation of the crop actually help save the rainforest, rather than hastening its destruction?

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Palm Oil and Global Warming Union of Concerned Scientists

To plant oil palm trees it is first necessary to drain water from The world’s total land area under oil palm cultivation has rapidly expanded in recent years, with much of the growth occurring in Indonesia and Malaysia. By increasing yield and limiting expansion to degraded lands, palm oil production

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Review of legal, environmental and social practices of oil

the biggest palm oil trading company in the world. The sustainability of palm oil production is of great importance to a growing number of buyers, finan-ciers and governments especially now that the recent biofuel boom has triggered renewed concerns about the possible negative environmental and social impacts of palm oil expansion.

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Minimising the impacts of palm oil plantations JCU Australia

Minimising the impacts of palm oil plantations . With palm oil production exploding around the world, a new study of a leading producer has found ways to make the process easier on the environment. He said the scientists understood that oil palm development provides social benefits in Colombia.

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THE IMPACT OF OIL PALM IN BORNEO Mongabay

Land-clearing fires set by large oil palm plantation owners were the single largest cause of the massive 1997-1998 fires in Borneo. For more see Why is oil palm replacing tropical rainforests? Social Impacts The social impacts of oil palm plantations are just beginning to be understood, in a large part thanks to the work of Dr. Lisa Curran.

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REPORT on palm oil and deforestation of rainforests

Not only is hugely valuable vegetation being lost, but so too are many animal species, including some that had not even been discovered. The impact of palm oil cultivation is, however, not limited to rainforests. Adjacent marine ecosystems are also under growing pressure. Irreplaceable groundwater is being lost, and rivers are drying out.

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The local impacts of oil palm expansion in Malaysia

The local impacts of oil palm expansion in Malaysia An assessment based on a case study in Sabah State 2 Social and environmental impacts of oil palm plantations in Malaysia 1 3 Background to the case study 3 smallholders growing oil palm are more vulnerable to variations in oil palm prices. Yet, when palm oil

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1. Oil palm development in Thailand: economic, social

National trends of oil palm development in Thailand Currently, fourteen bio-diesel plants, twelve oil palm refineries and more than sixty oil palm crushing mills are in operation in Thailand. In 2010 production of crude palm oil CPO reached 1,287,509 t of which 65,942 t was exported. Exports made up 5.1% of total production in 2010.

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Minimising the impacts of palm oil plantations JCU Australia

Minimising the impacts of palm oil plantations . With palm oil production exploding around the world, a new study of a leading producer has found ways to make the process easier on the environment. He said the scientists understood that oil palm development provides social benefits in Colombia.

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REPORT on palm oil and deforestation of rainforests

Not only is hugely valuable vegetation being lost, but so too are many animal species, including some that had not even been discovered. The impact of palm oil cultivation is, however, not limited to rainforests. Adjacent marine ecosystems are also under growing pressure. Irreplaceable groundwater is being lost, and rivers are drying out.

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The local impacts of oil palm expansion in Malaysia

The local impacts of oil palm expansion in Malaysia An assessment based on a case study in Sabah State 2 Social and environmental impacts of oil palm plantations in Malaysia 1 3 Background to the case study 3 smallholders growing oil palm are more vulnerable to variations in oil palm prices. Yet, when palm oil

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1. Oil palm development in Thailand: economic, social

National trends of oil palm development in Thailand Currently, fourteen bio-diesel plants, twelve oil palm refineries and more than sixty oil palm crushing mills are in operation in Thailand. In 2010 production of crude palm oil CPO reached 1,287,509 t of which 65,942 t was exported. Exports made up 5.1% of total production in 2010.

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Social impacts of oil palm in Indonesia cifor.org

1.1 Oil palm in Indonesia 2 1.2 Social impacts of oil palm: A review 3 1.3 A gendered perspective on oil palm 6 1.4 The research site 8 1.5 Research design and methods 10 2 Oil palm, rubber and rice: Smallholder dynamics 12 2.1 Gendered divisions of labor and control among smallholders 12 2.2 Smallholder land use and access 16

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Banning oil palm blocks good practices Phys.org

Oct 13, 2017· Palm oil is not equal to palm oil: Since plantations differ massively in environmental and social criteria, a general ban of palm oil in biofuels, as recently discussed by the European Union

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Growth And Production of Oil Palm Encyclopedia of Life

Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is a tropical tree crop which is mainly grown for its industrial production of vegetative oil. It is a typical estate crop, grown and harvested over large uniform areas (3,000 to 5,000 ha) around a central oil mill to allow rapid Growth And Production of Oil Palm Willy Verheye

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Colombian court bans oil, gas and mining operations

The Sumapaz paramo in Colombia one of numerous paramos declared off-limits to oil, gas and mining operations by the country’s Constitutional Court. Photograph: Fernando Vergara/AP Colombia

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The Effects of Palm Oil Orangutan Foundation International

Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world, having even surpassed soya in terms of usage. Surging global demand for palm oil has fueled massive forest destruction throughout Indonesia and Malaysia, countries that together account for 85% of the world’s palm oil production. Palm oil

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What we can do about the palm oil problem GreenBiz

The boom is fueled by what we drive, too. The increasing interest in biofuels is replacing the environmental damage associated with crude oil with the devastation palm production inflicts on tropical forests and the climate. Some consequences of palm oil production, including deforestation and habitat destruction, have led to consumer boycotts.

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Local Social and Environmental Impacts of Biofuels: Global

feedstocks (oil palm, soy, jatropha), ecoregions (humid tropical forests, dry woodlands), and business models (industrial scale, smallholder oriented), we explore the impacts and trade-offs associated with the cultivation of biodiesel and multi-purpose feedstocks. Although the number

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Banning palm oil blocks good practices ETH Zurich

Palm oil is not equal to palm oil: Since plantations differ massively in environmental and social criteria, a general ban of palm oil in biofuels, as recently discussed by the European Union, would punish the wrong producers while having little impact on reducing deforestation.

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Palm Oil Industries WWF

Large-scale conversion of tropical forests to oil palm plantations has a devastating impact on a huge number of plant and animal species. Oil palm production also leads to an increase in human-wildlife conflict as populations of large animals are squeezed into increasingly isolated fragments of

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Effect of oil palm sustainability certification

Jan 02, 2018· Companies that produce, trade, and sell palm oil have adopted certification to signal that their products are sustainable, and that they have taken steps to minimize the negative environmental and social impacts linked to palm oil production (2, 6, 19 ⇓ ⇓ –22).

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