Palm oil is the world’s most versatile vegetable oil. It is in nearly everything, from packaged food products to deodorant and lipstick. Grown only in the tropics, it contributes to economic development in many regions, especially Southeast Asia. If produced sustainably, this crop can benefit both people and nature.
However, unsustainable production has led to widespread destruction of rainforests and biodiversity. Habitats of endangered species like the orangutan and Sumatran rhino continue to be threatened, along with the rights of local communities and indigenous people.
To shed light on this important topic, WWF cordially invites you to our upcoming webinar series, Deforestation in Asia: Challenges & solutions for the palm oil industry, from 25 May to 3 June 2021.
This four-part webinar series will discuss palm oil demand and trade patterns in Asia – uncovering opportunities for stakeholders to take ambitious action for sustainability. Discussions with leading businesses and financial institutions in Asia will provide multiple perspectives on progressing sustainable palm oil in the region.
You can find a detailed agenda and register on Eventbrite.