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Indonesia urged to ban new palm oil plantations to meet climate goals

JAKARTA: Indonesia should make permanent its temporary ban on new permits for palm oil plantations to advance progress on tackling deforestation and meet its climate goals, environmentalists say.

Home to the world’s third-largest tropical forests and also its biggest palm-oil producer, Indonesia introduced a three-year freeze on plantation permits that expires in September.

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State Farmers’ Organisation Sarawak | PPNS
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