As the first EU trilogue for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED lll) convenes today, Joko Supriyono, Chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) issued the following statement:

“The European Parliament’s proposal to implement an immediate ban on palm under RED III is unjustified and unworkable. In the midst of an energy price crisis, this would harm both European consumers and Indonesian farmers.

“The Council and Commission must now be the voices of reason. The path forward for EU and ASEAN should be cooperation and partnership to address these crises – populist trade barriers in RED III will not help”.

Further reading:

  • The Hill, The EU’s war on palm oil is about protectionism, not global warming, Professor Marc L. Busch
  • Indonesian Palm Oil Facts, ‘Ban Belgian Dairy Products’ Says Indonesian MP, in Response to Belgian Palm Oil Ban, Indonesian Palm Oil Facts
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Who benefits really from phasing out palm oil-based biodiesel in the EU?, Ruth Delzeit,