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UK government pressed over ‘lack of urgency’ on deforestation

Deforestation in Colombia. The UK government pledged in the Environment Act 2021 to establish a framework mandating forest-based commodities to be certified as “sustainable” (Photo: Ivan Valencia/Bloomberg)

The cross-party environmental audit committee has published a report urging greater action from the government to tackle global deforestation

The UK is the 15th largest contributor to tropical deforestation globally – but “from a ‘whole supply chain’ (consumption) perspective” its deforestation intensity exceeds that of China’s, ...

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