Finland to pursue EU human rights due diligence regulation
The Finnish Presidency of the European Council could be a chance to clean up EU supply chains.
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.
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.
France’s deforestation strategy – a good starting point
But to reduce global deforestation effectively, EU-wide regulation is urgently needed.
The Netherlands pass regulation to eliminate child labour from supply
The landmark Dutch law adds to mounting pressure on the EU to develop harmonised rules for human rights and environmental risks due diligence.
Poll shows broad citizen support for regulating products that drive deforestation
In polarised times, an EU wide poll shows Europeans are remarkably unified in their desire to protect global forests and avoid products that drive deforestation. Such popular support could act as a springboard for Commission action.
EU elections appear to be a good omen for forests
This week’s European Parliamentary election results threw up the tantalising prospect of greater EU protection for the climate, forests and people.
With more EU citizens voting than at any time in the past 25 years, it also...
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.