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Amsterdam Declaration Partnership 2030: mainstreaming deforestation-free commodities

30 maio 2024

Amsterdam Declaration Partnership 2030: mainstreaming deforestation-free commodities

The Amsterdam Declaration Partnership (ADP) - a group of ten countries including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom - has played an outstanding role in leading action against deforestation in supply chains.  

The Partnership has helped catalyse European efforts to design legislation to halt the import of agricultural commodities from deforested land. Such joint coordinated action from powerful European countries is unprecedented, and it is their ambition that helped materialise the EU Regulation on deforestation-free commodities (EUDR), the UK Environment Act and the Team Europe Initiative on Deforestation Value Chains, announced at the 28th United Nations (UN) Climate Conference (COP28).  

In the past few months, some EU Member States have tried to backtrack on EUDR commitments, which has shown how desperately we still need the ADP’s continued leadership.  

The ADP is needed now more than ever. Its true legacy will be measured by the extent to which new policies are successfully implemented and lead to real change on the ground.  

This is a critical decade for forests and yet, despite notable progress in some countries, deforestation rates are stubbornly high. To meet the goal to halt deforestation by 2030, action needs to be turbo-charged.  

As such, the ADP roadmap to 2025 remains highly relevant. 

Signed by 16 NGOs, this letter asks the ADP to lead the way by actively working to halt deforestation and launch an initiative at the 16th UN biodiversity conference (COP16) in Colombia later in 2024. 

Read the statement


Signatories:
Canopée, France
Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) - Environmental Action Germany, Germany 
Earthsight, UK 
Ecologistas en Acción, Spain 
Environmental Investigation Agency, UK 
Fern, Belgium & UK 
Forests of the World, Denmark 
Global Canopy, UK 
Global Witness, International 
Justicia Alimentaria, Spain 
Mighty Earth, International 
National Wildlife Federation, International 
Polish Ecological Club, Poland 
Rainforest Foundation Norway, Norway 
SEO/BirdLife, Spain 
ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável, Portugal 

 

Categorias: Issues, NGO Statements, EU Regulation on deforestation-free products

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