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Failing governance, avoiding responsibilities
Friends of the Earth Netherlands
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This case study demonstrates how the emerging bioenergy market is contributing to an excessive expansion of the oil palm industry in West Kalimantan. It shows how sustainability schemes in biofuel policies and palm oil sector initiatives fail to prevent illegal operations, deforestation, carbon emissions, and social conflicts. It also shows that government institutions in a major biomass producer country, Indonesia, fail to keep the industry in check. While policy makers in Europe have established an obligation to use biofuels, the Ketapang study demonstrates that they are unable to take on the ultimate responsibility to ensure its sustainable supply.
Added on 6 October 2009
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