UK Government and businesses must take decisive steps to protect global biodiversity say MPs

Ambition around biodiversity is lacking says Committee

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The government must strengthen its sustainable procurement policies and make it illegal for UK businesses to use deforestation-linked commodities, MPs have said in a new report.

The recommendation comes as the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)of16 MPs publishes its latest report, the UK's footprint on global biodiversity, and ahead of preliminary meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in October. MPs are concerned that unsustainable consumption is having a significant impact on global biodiversity, as a number of commodities such as soy, cocoa, timber, pulp, and paper are responsible for deforestation and nature decline. Asset managers launch biodiversity module that shows portfolio impact on extinction risk In the report the MPs...

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