"Please can we have a real, true protection law for the rainforests?"
"Please can we have a real, true protection law for the rainforests? No dangerous Article 84 rainforest economy!"
Lena Becker from Germany
Editor: Helen Whittle
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Hunger for beef, palm oil, soy and timber fuels rainforest clearance at enormous scales, especially in Brazil and Indonesia. That matters for climate change.
Germany and Brazil have a long history of partnering on environmental protection. But President Jair Bolsonaro's stances on Brazil's indigenous people and their lands threaten the progress that has been made.
The EU's biofuel policy was meant to help the climate. Instead it's been linked to loss of rainforest because of its reliance on palm oil. New rules aim to phase out the oil but the problem runs deeper, say experts.
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