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EU imports driving destruction of many ecosystems

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This report from WWF argues that imports of commodities (including soy, beef, shrimp, rubber, palm oil and wheat) to the European Union are driving the destruction of many types of ecosystems. It stresses the importance of considering not just deforestation, but also the conversion of grasslands, savannahs, peatlands, shrublands and wetlands, and sets out policy recommendations.

Read the full report, Beyond Forests: Reducing the EU’s footprint on all natural ecosystems, here or here (PDF link). See also the TABLE explainer What is land use and land use change?

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