On 26 April, RFA reported that a report from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, WWF Germany and other organisations has made this statement.  It says that China is the biggest driver of forest destruction through mining for raw materials, with about 18% of mining-related global forest destruction attributable to it.  The EU came second with 14%, and the US third with 12%.  The report said gold contributes 33% and coal another 24% to the total demand-driven mining-related deforestation in China, which also has the largest bauxite deforestation footprint at 13%.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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