The expansion of agriculture commodity production, often for export, is the biggest driver of deforestation in the world, whether it is more land for cattle, soy for animal feed or palm oil plantations.
After years of tensions, a new cooperation agenda between the EU and the U.S. is welcomed by the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition of over 75 leading European and U.S.-based organisations representing the consumer interest.
As the climate emergency deepens, governments, civil society, corporations and individuals must pursue multiple paths in order to meet or exceed the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Agreement is not self-enforcing, and the commitments of the signatory governments are voluntary.
A March 27 article by Marc Busch on The Hill calls on the U.S. government to launch a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) over Mexico’s proposed decree to ban the herbicide glyphosate and the planting and importation of genetically-modified (GM) corn. The argument mischaracterizes the science on glyphosate, the decree and the role of U.S. trade policy.