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A critical moment in the fight against deforestation
Shopping without helping destroy the planet can be bewildering. Now EU citizens have the chance to end the confusion, and protect forests around the world,
ASEAN and EU create group to explore palm oil sustainability issues
Issues surrounding palm oil are increasingly causing division between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); therefore, at their 22nd ministerial meeting in Brussels, 21 January 2019, they agreed to...
European Commission launches consultation on deforestation
In December 2018, the European Commission published a long-anticipated roadmap to “step up European Action against Deforestation”, followed by aconsultation on a coherent approach to deforestation and agricultural expansion, open...
Why you should support a new European law to combat global deforestation
From 14 January 2019 to 25 February 2019, the European Commission opened a consultation on how best to step up EU action against deforestation in order to inform the drafting of a new Communication which will be published in...
How Germany can break the link between EU meat consumption, deforestation and human suffering
Farming is the planet’s biggest driver of deforestation, and beef and soya production the prime culprits. The lion’s share of deforestation caused by these commodities is in Latin America, and Germany’s responsibility is considerable.
European Commission announces action on deforestation
Today, the European Commission published a roadmap announcing plans to “step up European Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation”. The document foresees a new Communication in the second quarter of 2019 to “develop a...
Belgium joins countries calling on the European Commission to act on deforestation
Belgium today presented an Initiative calling on the European Commission to “develop an ambitious action plan against deforestation and forest degradation before the end of the current mandate of the European Commission (mid...
Hardening international soft law frameworks into EU measures to address forest-risk commodities
This report provides European policymakers with recommendations for supply-side and demand-side policy measures in order to fulfill the EU’s pledge to tackle global deforestation and forest degradation.
Pressure mounts on EU to act as France calls for action on deforestation
Brussels – The French government has just published a new national strategy to combat the deforestation caused by its imports of soy, palm oil, beef, cocoa and wood. They have set themselves the target of ending so-called...