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Parliament report on the Regulation on deforestation-free products takes on some concerns of producer country smallholders and NGOs
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have listened to some of the concerns about the Regulation, but key requests, such as a fair price, remain in suspense.
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.
Open letter calling on the UK government to ensure new laws on addressing deforestation cover all commodities
The UK Government has shown leadership on forests and land use at COP26, and in setting out a clear commitment to reduce the UK’s global deforestation footprint, as recommended by the independent Global Resource Initiative...
5 vacíos legales del Reglamento de la UE sobre deforestación importada
La propuesta de Reglamento europeo sobre productos libres de deforestación es un primer paso en la buena dirección para que la Unión Europea ponga fin a las importaciones de productos básicos que destruyen los bosques en todo el...
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Corporate Due Diligence proposal could improve access to justice, but contains fundamental weaknesses
Under the long-awaited proposed Due Diligence Directive, the majority of EU companies need not change a thing.
Brazil’s “Poison Package” laws set to facilitate greater pesticide use
Despite the concerns of many about the devastating effect that pesticides can have on bees and biodiversity generally, the EU continues to engage in this toxic trade.
OPEN LETTER: CALL TO UPHOLD STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN FORTHCOMING EU REGULATION
Ahead of your meeting on 17 March we would like to bring to your attention key issues which have recently been raised by the soya industry in their response to the proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products. The current...
Will a malfunctioning satellite spell trouble for forests?
Satellite monitoring is an increasingly important part of efforts to tackle deforestation, but what happens when satellites fail?
Indigenous organisations tell European policy makers to respect their land rights, or new anti-deforestation legislation is likely to fail
The Regulation on deforestation-free products should be based on international law and standards rather than a patchwork of producer-country rules.