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NGOs are alarmed that EU anti-deforestation law could let soy-driven forest destruction off the hook
In a letter, a coalition of NGOs urged the EU Commission to ensure that all soy imports, including soybean cake and soy-protein concentrate (SPC), and those produced through the conversion of savannahs, are included in the scope...
History in the making?
The United States and the European Union are on the verge of passing historic anti-deforestation laws. But for all their strengths, both still have major flaws, write Nicole Polsterer and Etelle Higonnet.
Due diligence… but not just yet
With the delay of two legislative proposals on deforestation and sustainable corporate governance, accountability has been pushed back.
NGOs are concerned that EU anti-deforestation regulation would largely fail to address deforestation in Brazil
A group of NGOs shared their concerns about the upcoming EU legislation on forest and other ecosystem-risk commodities. If the regulation leaves out key high-risk cattle products, such as processed beef and hides, and excludes the...
How the EU, UK and US deforestation laws will impact Brazil
COP26 side event
Il est possible de sauver les forêts du Cameroun – mais seulement avec le soutien des communautés locales et des militants
Des forêts tropicales luxuriantes recouvrent environ 40 % du territoire du Cameroun, et pourtant, depuis 1990, plus de trois millions d’hectares ont été déboisés – une superficie équivalant à celle de la Belgique. Ce sont...
UK Due Diligence legislation: Where do we go from here?
After a lively House of Lords debate, the Environment Bill heads back to the Commons with its due-diligence shortcomings intact.
Including smallholders in EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests
In Mid-December 2021 the European Commission is due to release a regulatory proposal to minimise the European Union’s (EU) deforestation and forest degradation footprint. In advance of this draft proposal, six NGOs have come...
Dropping rubber from the EU’s deforestation-free supply chain regulation is not an option
Increased deforestation and farmer poverty would likely result from Commission’s failure to include this commodity in due diligence rules right from the start.
Dialogue UE-Côte d'Ivoire-Ghana sur la production et le commerce durables du cacao
Cette lettre a été envoyée à M. Patrick Jérôme Achi, Premier ministre de Côte d'Ivoire ; M. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, président-directeur général du Ghana Cocoa Board ; Son Excellence Diana Acconcia, ambassadrice de l'Union européenne...