Palm oil and deforestation: Avant-Premiere of documentary 'Frontera Invisible' in European Parliament

Cars and trucks are the top consumers of palm oil in Europe. Palm oil consumption in Europe is driving deforestation in many parts of the tropics such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Congo Basin, and lately in South America too. It’s an environmental problem that also causes social upheaval.

What role does the EU play in this? How is Europe’s biofuels policy contributing to this problem? What are the solutions?

Join us for the avant-premiere of Frontera Invisible. A true story of communities trapped in the middle of the world’s longest war, in which big landowners’ rush for palm oil to produce ‘green’ fuel has displaced peasant farmers and indigenous people. It has destroyed natural habitats and concentrated land in the hands of the rich.
 
The preview screening will be followed by a debate with the participation of two testimonies from Liberia and Cameroon, the director of the documentary and members of the European Parliament involved in the Palm oil and deforestation own-initiative report.
 
The event will be hosted by Kateřina Konečná MEP (GUE, Czech Republic) and Seb Dance MEP (S&D, UK)

See the full programme here.

Please register here for the event.

 

Food and drinks will be served during the screening and discussion.


When?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30

Where?

European Parliament
Room A1G-2
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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