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New UK law proposed to protect forests

August 26, 2020
News item image Deforestation-free supply chains are essential for sustainable development, to keep carbon stocks intact and save the most biodiverse areas of the planet.

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.