Indigenous, community and civil society leaders are calling on Europe to take action on the global palm oil supply chain, which is held responsible for all manner of social and environmental problems.
European environmental advocates say a new EU plan to eliminate palm oil biofuel by 2030 does not protect rainforests and was heavily influenced by EU trade interests in Malaysia and Indonesia.
In recent years, Peru's sprawling jungle has been cleared for palm oil and cocoa plantations. Conservationists say the land is controlled by private companies who acquired it through corrupt means.
Africa's tropical forests, which include the Congo Basin, are under constant threat. Deutsche Welle speaks to Proforest's Abraham Baffoe on what stands to be lost and what needs to be done to tackle deforestation.
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