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Palm Oil And Deforestation

EDM number 232 in 2009-10, proposed by Rudi Vis on 25/11/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Agriculture and environment and Renewable energy.

That this House recognises the manifold value of rainforests; notes that palm oil requires a humid equatorial climate to be profitable, hence the current collision between the expansion of oil palm plantations and rainforests, their communities, carbon stores and endangered wildlife such as orangutans; further notes remarks by Friends of the Earth International that sustainability certification of palm oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is no solution as it does not halt deforestation, it does not halt the expansion of damaging oil palm plantations and it does not benefit local communities; further notes that with high oil prices, palm oil growth for bioenergy poses a grave threat to rainforests around the tropics; therefore urges the Government and world community to make it a priority to stop expansion of palm oil monocultures and other industrial-scale farming and agroforestry onto rainforest land, in particular by acting to control consumption of the respective commodities; and to achieve an effective, equitable agreement to curb the loss of natural forest and carbon sinks, in a manner that ensures justice for forest peoples.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Rudi Vis25/11/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourProposed
Mark Durkan25/11/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley25/11/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle25/11/2009ChorleyLabourSeconded
David Taylor26/11/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
Mike Hancock26/11/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Drew26/11/2009StroudLabourSeconded
David Borrow26/11/2009South RibbleLabourSigned
Stephen Williams26/11/2009Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams26/11/2009ConwyLabourSigned
Michael Weir26/11/2009AngusScottish National PartySigned
Janet Anderson26/11/2009Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Andrew George26/11/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer26/11/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/11/2009GowerLabourSigned
Alan Meale26/11/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins26/11/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson26/11/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Lynne Jones30/11/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/11/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington30/11/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Joan Walley30/11/2009Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
John Leech30/11/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin01/12/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Greg Knight01/12/2009East YorkshireConservativeSigned
David Heyes01/12/2009Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore01/12/2009HendonLabourSigned
Janet Dean02/12/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Katy Clark02/12/2009North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling02/12/2009Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Eric Illsley07/12/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Andrew MacKinlay07/12/2009ThurrockLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard07/12/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Mark Williams08/12/2009CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/12/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Truswell15/12/2009PudseyLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael16/12/2009Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty05/01/2010Calder ValleyLabourSigned
David Crausby06/01/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Maclean11/01/2010Penrith and The BorderConservativeSigned
Alan Simpson12/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady18/01/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Kim Howells20/01/2010PontypriddLabourSigned
Edward Davey21/01/2010Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn28/01/2010JarrowLabourSigned
Diane Abbott08/02/2010Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Colin Challen22/02/2010Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Mike Gapes08/03/2010Ilford SouthLabourSigned

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