Katadata | Biodiesel Program Could Increase Deforestation Rate

Previously, the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) study in June 2021 also mentioned that the land expansion triggered by the biodiesel program might lead to environmental and social consequences. The risk will be smaller if there is a policy to reduce CPO exports for domestic purposes. However, the number of exports keeps increasing, but the production rate only goes up only about 0.34 percent per year.

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