Unintended Consequences of Sustainability – Dubai Conference – Pietro Paganini
European policies to promote sustainability, protect biodiversity and zero deforestation might have unintended consequences. Energy price increase on consumers is the result of years of unreasonable decision or non decisions that are paralysing European prosperity with the risk of jeopardising post pandemic growth. The boycotting of palm oil by European stakeholders and the introduction of unwise rules on palm oil, for example, is costing Europe a high fortune that in being paid by consumers.
New European legislation must take into account the crucial role of experts, alias producing countries, engaging them in a common effort that takes economic resources and time.
This is the summary of my speech at the Dubai conference Palm Oil Sustainability, organised by the Malaysian Government and the Malaysian certification organisation MSPO.
The panel and the following debate has demonstrated the need for rational policy making based on scientific evidences instead of emotional rapid decision that might end uo with unintended consequences.
The conference video will be available soon.
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Unintended Consequences of Sustainability
Here a summary of my talk at the Dubai’s conference on Sustainable palm oil that took place in conjunction with the Dubai Expo.
- Sustainability requires balancing human needs with biodiversity protection
- Introduction to the Anthropocene Era: the age of exponential growth that require balancing policies
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- Examples of EU policies, Green Deal and Farm to Fork
- EU Due Diligence rule proposal
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- Palm oil supremacy: facts about palm oil
- The case study of Indonesia
- Inputs to review current policies making
- Palm oil as a benchmark