Published Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Report for WWF highlights the environmental impact of EU agricultural and trade policies 

This newly available paper identifies the major foreseeable environmental impacts of prospective changes in some key EU policies on the global production and trade of agricultural products, particularly sugar and soy. The report examines potential ways to influence the expected displaced production in order to reduce the anticipated accompanying environmental impacts, in particular those related to freshwater and forest conservation. The paper concentrates on the main probable changes in production and trade patterns in developing countries, with a special focus on Brazil.