A new EU law to protect the world’s forests

Despite government promises and corporate pledges to halt deforestation, the world continues to lose priceless natural habitats. According to the FAO, deforestation averaged 10 million hectares per year between 2015 and 2020. This is equal to about 1 soccer pitch every 2 seconds. This destruction is further accelerating biodiversity loss and climate change, and is often associated with human rights violations against Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Read the full briefing on the EU law needed to stop European consumption driving forest and ecosystem destruction and related human rights abuses.

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