1.  
  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5.  
  6.  
  7.  
  • Global slider image
  • Global slider image
  • Global slider image
  • Global slider image
  • Global slider image
  • Global slider image
  • Global slider image
< Return to nature-based solutions in the news

New UK law proposed to protect forests

August 26, 2020
News item image Indigenous people protesting against deforestation in Brazil, for which the UK is partially responsible. Photos: Getty Images

The UK government has proposed a new law which will force companies above a certain size to ensure that the products they sell have deforestation-free supply chains.

Currently, most environmental targets and regulations are restricted to UK territory alone. For example, the net-zero emissions by 2050 target does not include emissions released abroad during the production of products imported to the UK. However, this proposed law is a good step towards the UK taking responsibility for the environmental degradation which the country causes overseas.

Read the BBC article here.