Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has been criticised by green activists for failing to stop the region’s annual haze outbreaks – mainly caused by fires started in the country to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has been criticised by green activists for failing to stop the region’s annual haze outbreaks – mainly caused by fires started in the country to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: Reuters

New haze fears as palm oil firms ditch Indonesia pact

Top producers and traders will disband the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge (IPOP), arguing Indonesia’s recent efforts to strengthen its own certification standards were sufficient

Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has been criticised by green activists for failing to stop the region’s annual haze outbreaks – mainly caused by fires started in the country to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has been criticised by green activists for failing to stop the region’s annual haze outbreaks – mainly caused by fires started in the country to cheaply clear forests and land for plantations. Photo: Reuters
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