RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The European Union has cautioned that agricultural expansion is the greatest threat to forests and made it clear that it will insist on a commitment to prevent commodity production and supply chains from promoting environmental damage, including in the Amazon.
The message came on Tuesday from European Commissioner for Environment Virginijus Sinkeviius during the launch of a dialogue between 18 governments, including Brazil, and as part of preparations for COP26, the climate conference to be held later this year in Glasgow.
In the absence of Minister of the Environment Ricardo Salles, the Brazilian government appointed the . . .