Anti-deforestation regulation: 9 things you need to know

Environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius launched on Wednesday a proposal to clamp down on the import of products linked to deforestation outside the EU. Here’s what you need to know.

by Simon Pickstone
Sinkevicius during Wednesday's press conference: the proposal “breaks new ground [because] it targets not just illegal deforestation but all deforestation driven by agricultural expansion”. Photo: Claudio Centonze / EC
Sinkevicius during Wednesday's press conference: the proposal “breaks new ground [because] it targets not just illegal deforestation but all deforestation driven by agricultural expansion”. Photo: Claudio Centonze / EC

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