Palm oil expansion is increasing deforestation, ravaging some of the planet’s remaining rainforests and our most precious wildlife.
BUT WE CAN CHANGE THIS! AND HERE'S HOW...
Most people don’t know that 51% of all the palm oil imported into Europe goes into our cars. The EU subsidises it as a “green biodiesel” even though it’s three times worse for the climate than regular diesel because of the deforestation it causes.
Last May the European Parliament has voted to stop palm oil in 'fake green' diesel, and a recent survey says that 70% of people in Europe support the decision. But now it’s up to the European Commission to make it happen: unless the decision is implemented with a legal act by February 1st 2019, we will keep on burning more palm oil in our tanks for many more years.
Worryingly, the EU Commission is being lobbied by the Indonesian and Malaysian governments and palm oil barons to continue promoting palm oil in diesel. They are threatening not to sign important trade deals with Europe.
That’s why Commission President Juncker, VP Timmermans and top Commissioners Cañete and Malmström need to hear from you that you don’t want to burn palm oil in your car.
Tell them you do not want forests to be destroyed for palm oil in ‘fake green’ fuels.
Tell them: NO PALM OIL IN MY TANK!
T&E supports the campaign against fake-green diesel (palm-oil biodiesel) run by some of the largest environmental organisations in Europe: DUH and Nabu in Germany, Ecologistas en Acciòn in Spain, Friends of the Earth and Canopée in France, Legambiente in Italy, Friends of the Earth in the Netherlands, ZERO in Portugal, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, NOAH in Denmark, CNCD, Oxfam, CETRI and Fian in Belgium and campaign platforms Sum of Us, WeMove.eu and German change.org
The figure displayed here is the aggregated tally of the petitions currently run by these organisations in their national language.