7 August 2014
Trees store carbon dioxide, a planet-warming gas, and if the amount of CO2 in a given forest is high enough, it may well save it from being razed for another oil palm plantation.
A rising number of global companies that produce and use palm oil – found in everything from cosmetics to cereals - have promised not to cut down forests with a “High Carbon Stock” (HCS), but what’s the magic carbon storage number to achieve salvation?
It's a number that palm oil corporations, green groups and forest experts can't seem to agree on. Now the palm oil industry is leading a new push to hammer out the details.
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