Environment committee beefs up anti-deforestation rules

New rules to cut the EU’s impact on deforestation abroad should cover more products and incorporate internationally agreed rights for inigenous people, MEPs on the environment committee (ENVI) have agreed.

by Simon Pickstone
Cattle at a feed lot in the Amazon, Rondonia state, Brazil, 2017. The EU aims to stop driving global deforestation through commodity imports. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Cattle at a feed lot in the Amazon, Rondonia state, Brazil, 2017. The EU aims to stop driving global deforestation through commodity imports. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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