News, Forest watch
What is on the EU’s to-do list for forests next year?
The European Commission have published their work programme for 2021, and as the Commission prepares broadly “to shift from strategy to delivery,” several areas are of particular importance to climate and forests.
As the EU moves towards due diligence in supply chains, can we ensure communities are heard?
Can momentum for cleaning up the EU’s supply chains avoid reinforcing the injustices that helped to cause the problem?
Germany’s Corona EU Presidency – what impact on the world’s forests?
Germany has a chance to raise climate ambition and shape three important relationships.
EU Trade to consider action to improve the environment and human rights
The push to adopt enforceable sustainability measures, starting with the cocoa sector, is gaining momentum in DG Trade.
UK: Debating due diligence in the current crisis
Real transformation of global supply chains is needed, and business and finance must seize the chance to redirect their practices – or be left behind.
DG Justice joins the due diligence debate on the side of mandatory rules
Mandatory sustainable corporate governance is continuing to gain traction at the EU Level.
US: Using legislation to address human rights abuses and deforestation
Binding rules and strong enforcement are the only way to help consumers not buy products tainted by abuse and destruction.
European Parliament calls for rules to end imported deforestation
Several options are under consideration, including binding rules to ensure products on EU markets are deforestation-free.
Support solidifies for an EU Due Diligence Regulation
Now comes the task of separating the wheat (value chain and market access measures) from the chaff (labels).