Europe’s Green Deal offshores environmental damage to other nations
Our group published a new study about how the European Green Deal is likely to become a bad deal for the Planet. Importing millions of tonnes of crops and meat each year undercuts farming standards in the European Union and destroys tropical forests. This is far from the proclaimed goal of Ursual von der Leyen, President of the European Commision, to: "show the rest of the world how to be sustainable and competitive".
Such negative impacts must be avoided if the Green Deal is to enhance global sustainability. Here, we outline how.