It’s a FACT as COP26 seeks to make trade sustainable

It’s a FACT as COP26 seeks to make trade sustainable

Posted by

Kevin Blackmore

February 2021

Collaborative action to make trade sustainable has been launched (02 February 2021), as the UK prepares to host the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November.

The initiative is designed to protect rainforests from further destruction while ensuring development and trade is sustainable.

Called the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue, the COP26 opportunity brings together key countries exporting agricultural products and the countries consuming these products to discuss how to make this process greener and more sustainable.

International Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith said:

“Forests around the world are being destroyed at a truly alarming and completely unsustainable rate, with severe impacts on nature, people and climate. The UK has a long and proud history of supporting action to combat deforestation and promote sustainable land use. Our new due diligence measure in the Environment Bill will clean up our supply chains by making it illegal for UK businesses to use key commodities produced on illegally deforested land.

“As part of our Presidency of COP26, we are building a global alliance of countries committed to working together to tackle this important issue and this new dialogue will be instrumental in making this happen.”

COP26 is being held in Glasgow from 01-12 November at the SEC, close to the Fleet Alliance headquarters.

 


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