Indonesia pushes palm oil firms to take legal action against the EU

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Indonesia’s government said on Monday it will encourage the country’s palm oil companies to file lawsuits against the EU if the bloc goes ahead with a plan to phase out use of the commodity in renewable transport fuel.

Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, has strongly condemned the EU move to classify palm as a crop that causes deforestation that should be phased out by 2030 in transport fuel under the bloc’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II)….

An excerpt from Business Day