This letter to agricultural ministers thanks them for their actions to control illegal logging and encourages them to ensure all forest risk commodities’ supply chains consist of only legally and sustainably sourced products, free from deforestation, and develop an EU Action Plan on deforestation and forest degradation, to ensure policy coherence across different sectors.
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- Commission inundated with requests to stop burning trees
- EU Environment Ministers seek unearned credit for emission reductions
- The movement to reform the Common Agricultural Policy gathers steam
- Showdown among palm oil giants
- Japan’s weak rules undermine global efforts to tackle illegal logging
- DRC receives millions for forests despite governance concerns
- Cameroon’s emissions reduction proposals: Problems remain
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This seminar held in May 2016 brought key scientists together with environmental, development and human rights NGOs to understand the Paris Agreement’s implications for forests and land use. A final report of the meeting gives an overview of discussions and presentations given.