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A step in the wrong direction: Brazil's new law to allow for more #deforestation. #sustainability via @justmeans

A step in the wrong direction: Brazil's new law to allow for more #deforestation. #sustainability via @justmeans

Brazil's Sustainability Credentials Threatened By Changes In Forest Legislation A revised version of Brazil's Forest Code , a piece of legislation that regulates the use of forest coverage on private properties in Brazil, and whose draft was approved in Congress on Wednesday (23), has sent shockwaves through the sustainability community in the country and abroad. An incensed debate has gripped the country over the last year, which culminated in yesterday's vote. The new draft, which is designed to meet the requirements of the rural business, has been rushed through the House and the Senate and did not take into account expert opinion from scientists, who object to the new version of the law vehemently. "The report continues to pardon those who deforested illegally and will promote more deforestation. What used to be an environmental crime now has become fantastic business"...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/Brazil-s-Sustainability-Credenti...

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