UK government proposes new law to prevent illegal deforestation in supply chains
The new law that is proposed by the UK government requires large companies to ensure that the supply chain commodities they use, such as soy, beef and palm oil, have not been produced on illegally deforested land. Further, they must show that they have taken proportionate action to prove that this is the case. The new law is intended to restrict the global problem of illegal conversion of forests and other important natural areas into agricultural land. The law proposal is currently up for consultation in the UK government.