To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on protecting forests in Brazil's Amazon basin by banning UK imports of produce grown on illegally-deforested land.
21 January 2021
The UK is committed to encouraging and contributing to international action to address the problem of deforestation in the Amazon region. We believe environmental issues can be addressed most effectively through leadership and action taken in Brazil, supported by international partners. The UK has committed £259 million in International Climate Finance to programmes on sustainable agriculture, avoiding deforestation, and improving livelihoods in Brazil.
The Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for International Trade have spoken about a range of issues. They raised the crucial importance of combating illegal deforestation with their counterparts at the UK-Brazil Strategic Dialogue, and Joint Economic and Trade Committee.