In the latest blog, Helder Hermani writes about the ways of protection of the Amazon rainforest and environment in general by the European Union as well as other actors.
Despite the challenges faced by the non-states actors – such as national governments obstructing their work and questioning their credibility – they can undertake projects on protection, transparency and sustainable development, acting as important partners tackling the climate change.
Climate diplomacy can also be pursued by trade agreements bound to and contingent upon fulfilment of sustainability criteria. In this sense, the European Union, as one of the largest importer of commodities in the world, has included provisions in trade agreements, ensuring the sustainable development in agrarian commercial partners.
Although the EU has already regulated illegal timber, illegal fishing and imports of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, it is still lacking legislation for agricultural trade linked to deforestation.
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