Environmental Conservation Continues to Expand; Development Offset by Greater Conservation

Malaysia’s conservation efforts continue to ensure our country’s rapid progression to high-income status occurs in conjunction with some of the most ambitious commitments to biodiversity. Our country’s achievements include the recently announced establishment of the 22,000 Borneo Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary in the district of Kinabatangan with support from the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF), as well as the planned expansion of totally protected areas in Sarawak over the … Read More

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US Distortion of Palm Biodiesel Cannot Change the Facts

Efforts to associate emissions with land use of the oil palm sector reflect a profound distortion of the carbon sequestration capabilities of oil palm plantations according to Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron, CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. While the European Union and the United States seek to apply land use change emissions to palm biodiesel, in an effort to disqualify its use in their biofuel sectors, the industry … Read More

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