During COP26, more than 130 countries announced plans to reduce or eradicate deforestation by 2030. The committee on forests, agriculture, trade and services, chaired by the United Kingdom and Indonesia, observed how buyers and exporting countries adopted similar techniques to combat deforestation.
However, the new promises of sustainable models of agriculture and land use will have little global impact if the relationship between trade and the climate impact of the food industry is not taken into account.
Currently, international trade models do not contribute to the development of environmental policies or social inclusion. To reverse this scenario, specialists highlight the importance of the 12th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which intends to debate the integration of climate and social objectives in future multilateral agreements.
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