Italy calls for concrete EU action plan on forests

Europe 'needs to act urgently' to halt deforestation, Italy's agriculture minister said on Monday during an EU Council debate that saw broad support for addressing the EU's role in driving the problem

Europe “needs to act urgently” to halt deforestation, Italy's agriculture minister said on Monday during an EU Council debate that saw broad support for addressing the EU's role in driving a global loss of tree cover.

Giuseppe L'Abbate was speaking after environment commissioner Karmenu Vella outlined the five areas for action set out in a July communication from the EU executive, focusing on establishing deforestation-free supply chains.

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