"Tuesday’s announcement by the government that it plans to clamp down on
illegal deforestation in the supply chains of British businesses is
being hailed as a welcome step in the right direction for saving the
world’s rainforests – including the biggest, the Amazon.
Under the proposals, UK businesses would be prohibited from using
products from illegally deforested land, and face fines if they fail to
undertake due diligence by publishing information on where and how they
source key commodities, such as palm oil, soy and beef.
This is major stuff. While there are concerns about how the law would be
enforced and that the proposals will not go far enough, many campaigners
are celebrating the fact the government is finally turning to regulation
to address the UK’s contribution to global deforestation, rather than
relying on voluntary commitments."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "UK gov doing something praiseworthy for a
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