France raises EU stakes with forest plan

France announced on Wednesday plans to halt deforestation caused by the import of agricultural and forestry products by 2030

In a 17-point strategy, the French government also called for the development of an EU action plan by the end of the current legislature in mid-2019.

The French government wants to reach “zero deforestation” in the value chain of the agricultural and livestock sectors. The products initially targeted are those with the largest impacts: soya, palm oil, beef, cocoa and timber. It intends to bring together companies, investors, NGOs and public authorities to encourage new commitments, ease traceability in the supply chain and develop a new “zero deforestation” label to support consumers’ choices. After the assessment of results in 2020 and 2025, new binding measures will be considered.

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