Good crop, bad crop? Can oil palm become more sustainable?

22nd February 2021 7:00pm

Event Details

Start Date: 22nd February 2021 7:00pm

Venue: Online

Event Description

Oil palm has often been in the press because of its negative impacts on biodiversity, particularly in some of the most biodiverse regions in the world. However, the crop is also important for the livelihoods of millions of people and has a much higher yield per area than other vegetable oil crops, meaning that more oil can be produced from a smaller area. Join Ed Turner to learn more about the work his group is doing to investigate ways that oil palm can be grown with lower environmental cost, and to discuss whether oil palm can reduce its negative impact on the environment.

This event is organised by the Cambridge Local Group of the Wildlife Trust, and tickets can be purchased from the local Wildlife Trust website: Tickets cost £3.09 for Wildlife Trust members, and £4.68 for non-members, of which £2.50 and £4.00 (respectively) goes directly to supporting the local Wildlife Trust’s work.