European Commission wants stricter trade rules to curb deforestation

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The European Commission wants to fight deforestation and tighten waste shipment export regulations in a new legislative package published on Wednesday as part of the bloc’s move to net zero emissions by 2050. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said the policies published after the conclusion of COP26, the UN Climate Conference in Scotland, “show the European Union is serious about the green transition.” The proposals from the European Union’s top climate official include stricter rule-of-origin regulations to prevent the import of agricultural commodities into the EU single ma…

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