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Letzte Aktualisierung: February 15, 2022

Delara Burkhardt: 'This law is a big game changer'

Delara Burkhardt is the S&D Group's shadow rapporteur for the planned EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains.

More rainforest was cleared in the Amazon last month than ever before. With a new law on deforestation-free supply chains, the EU wants to stop deforestation. Delara Burkhardt (SPD) was rapporteur for the Parliament's own-initiative report on halting EU-induced deforestation and is now shadow rapporteur for the Socialists. In an interview with Timo Landenberger, she emphasizes the importance of the regulation for climate protection. She accuses the EPP of "delaying tactics".
Ms. Burkhardt, according to the environmental organization WWF, an area of forest the size of a soccer field disappears every 90 seconds worldwide – due to EU imports alone. Who is responsible here? Politics, business, consumer society?
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