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Evidence of progress emerges at Bali talks

Environmentalists said the plan to protect forests was a good start, but some had reservations about its implementation. Frances Seymour, director for the Center for International Forestry Research, a nonprofit U.S. group, voiced concern that the system was vulnerable to corruption and could be undermined by a growing demand for biofuels. Global demand for palm oil, a popular biofuel, has increased sharply in recent years and has led to the widespread clearing of tropical forests to make way for palm plantations.
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