Scientific and regulatory impacts of new EU sustainability measures

As it moves towards its ‘Green New Deal’ the EU is introducing new sustainability measures that will impact exporters from Australia and other countries that may be seeking to sell products into the EU. In this article, we focus on the impact of two key measures: new requirements for sourcing ‘deforestation-free’ goods, as well as the proposed new requirements for ‘organic farming’ and pesticides. We also review the science of each of these measures.