Today, during the Report Stage debate for the Environment Bill, I called out the Government’s flawed proposals on deforestation.
Deforestation linked to UK supply chains is a devastating driver of the climate emergency, and the shocking collapse in biodiversity over the past few decades.
After much campaigning, the Government has finally brought forward proposals in this Bill to address overseas deforestation – but, unfortunately, they only address illegal deforestation. This ignores the fact that many nations, such as Bolsonaro’s Brazil, are stripping away legal protections against deforestation, putting the Amazon rainforest at risk.
That’s why I’m calling on the Government to strengthen its proposals on deforestation and show climate leadership on the issue, as well as supporting several amendments to improve this Bill.
Watch the video here:
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