Financing palm oil plantations
1. Prioritize responsible financingInvestors can provide an important source of encouragment to implement best practices in palm oil plantations.
You can also benefit from knowing how to distinguish between responsible palm oil plantations and risky, unsustainable plantations—and the tools on the right can help you in this process.
- Carbon markets currently provide payments for reduced carbon emissions through the Clean Development Mechanism of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
- A new mechanism is being developed to provide payments for Reducing from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and this may well provide revenue opportunities for palm oil companies if they can demonstrate that they are helping to reduce emissions.