Pressure mounts on President-elect as EU Commission opens door to regulating supply chains to tackle deforestation
The EU has opened the door to regulating supply chains to minimise the risk of deforestation associated with commodity imports to the EU. Fern welcomes this long-awaited move with cautious optimism and looks forward to working...
Towards sustainable cocoa supply chains: Regulatory options for the EU
Europeans consume more chocolate than anyone else in the world. But the cocoa production sector – based primarily in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire - is plagued with child labour and deforestation.
Following decades of failed...
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Are corporate voluntary commitments to halt deforestation working?
More than 450 companies in the food and agriculture sector have made commitments to stop deforesting and respect human rights. But it has become increasingly clear that these companies cannot achieve this goal on their own.
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What are the causes of deforestation?
Eighty per cent of global forest loss is due to the conversion of forest to agricultural land to produce socalled ‘forest risk commodities’, such as beef, soya and palm oil, which are largely exported.
Beyond Sibiu. Here's why EU leaders must think about forests.
As various heads of government gather today in Sibiu, Romania for the final EU summit before this month’s European elections, there’s one piece of news that they - and all of us - should contemplate. Humans are driving one million...
Global deforestation becoming one of the top issues in the European elections
In the run-up to elections, various initiatives underscore intense public concern regarding the role of EU consumption in causing deforestation.
Commission presidency candidate says he would tackle human rights abuses in EU imports
Manfred Weber promises to ensure that the EU acts on child labour in supply chains
Responsible Investment for Sustainable, Deforestation-free Agricultural Supply chains - Which EU policies do we need?
Together with Aidenvironment & Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Fern organised on May 6 an event on
“Responsible Investment into Sustainable, Deforestation-free Supply chains – Which EU policies do we need?”
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Statement in response to the EU Forest Strategy
On 7 December, the European Commission released a mid-term review of the EU forest strategy, stating that it was “on track” to achieve its 2020 aims. Given that this review will form the basis of the next Forest Multi-Annual...