Who knew? The fourth largest nation has threatened to pull out of the Paris Agreement


By: - Climate DepotMay 18, 2019 10:33 AM

Who knew? The fourth largest nation has threatened to pull out of the Paris Agreement

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In Borneo, the Dypterocarp forest, one of the species-richest in the world (F), is being replaced by oil palm plantations (G). These changes are irreversible for all practical purposes (H). Under the radar: In a trade dispute with the EU, about six weeks ago, Indonesia threatened to leave the Paris Agreement. Just like that. – Where was the ABC News? Showing orangutan rescues… Two hundred and seventy million people live in Indonesia. It’s the fourth largest population in the world – only 20% fewer than the USA. It’s also the second largest coal exporter in the world, and perversely, one of only 16 countries that are even trying to meet their Paris commitment. Here’s the situation: Indonesia has been razing forests to make palm oil to sell to the EU for biofuel to make nice weather. Skeptics and Greenpeace pointed out the hypocrisy of destroying rainforests in pursuit of a better environment (way back, circa 2010). Finally, in 2019 the EU commission changed its palm oil policy and declared that it should not be OK for biofuel anymore. The EU parliament is considering whether to make that law. But Indonesia is the world’s biggest palm oil producer […]Rating: 9.8/10 (10 votes cast)

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