The UK government unveiled plans this week to make it illegal and impose fines on companies who are unable to provide details of the origins of products and who do not comply with the new law in protecting forests and other natural ecosystems.

Although this is a step in the right direction, Dr Sven Batke, Senior Lecturer in Plant Science, believes it still doesn’t really address more pressing issues surrounding climate change and sustainable forest management. 

Read a more detailed explanation of Dr Batke view: