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Euronews: Supply chain disruptions: Are concerns about the EU's new deforestation regulation justified?

"Agriculture accounts for 90% of the world's deforestation. Every two seconds, an area equivalent to the size of a football field is lost.

Deforestation is a global issue primarily linked to the demand and production of goods, such as cocoa and coffee. The European Union is one of the main contributors to this problem.

"The EU is essentially the second-largest importer of deforestation in the world, second only to China, which has a much larger population," says Michael Rice, Value Chains, Trade & Investment Lead at ClientEarth.

The European Commission has therefore introduced a new regulation aimed at restricting products linked to deforestation.

The EU has established a list of products highly associated with deforestation: cocoa, coffee, rubber, palm oil, soy, beef, and wood.

From December 2024, importers and exporters trading with the EU must prove that these goods, or their derived products, do not come from recently deforested areas or cause forest degradation
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I wonder why Euronews cast doubt on whether the new regulations are justified or not. It's obvious that there are justified. I wish they had been implemented 20 years ago already. That would have saved so much of the world's biodiversity. The next step now is for China to introduce similar regulations. I'm not mentioning the US as it's never going to happen there.
 
On the other hand, Europe is now giving in to demands from their own farmers.
Some are justified. Others will prevent restauration of nature in Europe.
And agricultural products will become more expensive in Europe, that's for sure.

And IMO that is not even the main issue.
Because of the 'green deal' and wrong decisions made in energy management made by dogmatic politicians, industries are leaving Europe.
It's bad for European economy and for world wide natural and climatic environment. Because production will not stop, it will continue elsewhere.

You can't make laws out of principals. You need pragmatism and a damn good understanding of how the economy functions.

The rule is justified. But will the regulations work and be efficient without side effects? Or will they just complicate matters?
 
Great, now european and western companies just need to completely get out of the amazon (and the rest of the country) entirely.
Look at those nords they are such developt people:
 
Great, now european and western companies just need to completely get out of the amazon (and the rest of the country) entirely.
Look at those nords they are such developt people:
Ideally the whole Amazon forest should be one great natural reserve with no polluting human activities.
 

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