Leaked EU anti-deforestation bill omits pastures and swamps

The Guardian, Jennifer Rankin in 14/09/2021

This week, a European Union (EU) anti-deforestation bill was leaked, which does not include threatened regions, such as the Cerrado and the Pantanal, on the agenda. Greenpeace activists, who had access to the document, said there are many other gaps in this regard.

In addition to excluding non-forest ecosystems from the bloc’s anti-deforestation policy, the bill does not anticipate the control of imports such as rubber, corn, leather and some types of meat (swine and poultry), which are directly and indirectly related to deforestation. According to the document, only the following commodities must pass through the block’s control: beef, palm oil, soy, cocoa, wood and coffee.


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