SoS: Urgent: Tell the UK Government to Stop Biofuelling Deforestation
from Sumatran Orangutan Society
|The UK Government is offering subsidies to energy companies to burn palm oil in power stations, as part of plans to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
This huge new demand for palm oil will be very bad news for orangutans, forests, local communities…and the climate.
Numerous scientific studies have shown that burning palm oil for energy is even worse for the climate than fossil fuels, due to the massive levels of forest destruction caused by the palm oil industry.
These subsidies could lead to the amount of palm oil being imported into the UK every year being doubled.
And what’s worse, this is being funded by our fuel bills.
Find out more by watching our new campaign film, and then take action to stop this madness!
For more information on our campaign and the issues behind it, read the FAQ on palm oil, forests and climate change .
You’re saying usable land is a finite natural resource, just like fossil fuels?
Too difficult a concept for some people.