Karsenty A., Picard N., 2021. « A strategy for solving Europe’s imported deforestation problem », Institut français des relations internationales, Éditoriaux de l’Ifri, 6 pages.
The European Union (EU) is the world’s main trader in agricultural products, with imports totaling €142 billion in 2020. These imported agricultural products include commodities – palm oil, beef, cocoa, coffee, soy, etc. – that are responsible for deforestation in producing countries and thus create an “imported deforestation” problem for Europe.