Monday, March 28, 2011

PRU Sarawak: Anti-Government environmentalist funded by commercial interest

The EU and Anti-Palm Oil Campaigns: Growing Body of Evidence

According to Roger Helmer, a British member of the European Parliament who sits on European Parliament’s temporary committee on climate change and the European conservatives and reformists group, there is a growing body of evidence that the EU is actively promoting the anti-palm oil campaigns by funding environmental organizations such as The Friends of the Earth and singling out palm oil for unfair treatment.

Helmer described environmental NGOs as "agents of the state", receiving large sums of funding to support their campaigns and activities.

According to him, the European Commission alone had provided more than 60 million euros to these pressure groups through a programme called LIFE+.

“The driving priority of the various NGOs is to have free funding and keep their media profile high so that people want to talk to them, by creating scares and also creating scapegoats.

“They decided palm oil is a terrible thing and decided it drives deforestation and threatens habitat like the iconic orang utan, that it is a food crop and therefore wrong to convert to biofuel.

Deforestation Watch is pleased to publish in full an analysis of this issue, especially the Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) entitled “The EU must reshape its palm oil policies” by Hanim Adnan of The Star.

PALM oil has had its fair share of smear campaigns and boycott from both the Western environmental NGOs and major consumer goods manufacturers.

The toughest challenge to date is mostly environmental related. The most pressing one is the adoption of the renewable energy directive (EU RED) by the European Union parliament on biofuel content which imposed strict regulations on carbon emission introduced back in 2008.

Read more at Deforestation Watch here


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    Anonymous says:
    March 28, 2011 at 11:43:00 AM GMT+8

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  • Anonymous says:
    March 28, 2011 at 12:22:00 PM GMT+8

    Kalau NGO alam sekitar telus, bebas dan tidak pilih bilu, mereka harus disokong. Tetapi kalau NGO tidak telus, terikat dengan agenda pihak pemberi dan bersikap pilih kasih (kuman seberang laut nampak tapi gajah depan mata tidak nampak) makanya NGO sedemikian itu kalau buat cadangan elok saja biarkan cadangan mereka masuk telinga kiri, keluar telinga kanan.


  • Anonymous says:
    March 28, 2011 at 2:08:00 PM GMT+8

    mana ada ngo yang telus ? hampa semua masih percaya kah dengan erti perjuangan atau membela nasib rakyat. semua puak ini dok cari peluang untuk penuhkan poket masing masing. ngo apa haprak macam kucing kurap? tujuan satu untuk kaut keuntungan dengan pelbagai cara. orang malaysia nie lambat faham kah kah kah


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