new rules for deforestation-free products

17 Nov: Questions and Answers on new rules for deforestation-free products

(Source: European Commission)

Why is the EU acting on global deforestation and forest degradation?

The main driver of deforestation and forest degradation is the expansion of agricultural land, which is linked to the production of commodities we import such as soy, beef, palm oil, wood, cocoa and coffee. As a major economy and consumer of these commodities linked to deforestation and forest degradation, the EU is partly responsible for this problem — and it wants to answer the strong call of European citizens to lead the way to solve it.

The Commission therefore proposes a Regulation to mimimise EU-driven deforestation and …