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UK due diligence proposals: The people have spoken
On 5 October 2020 the UK government closed its first round of consultation on a proposed law designed to prevent forests and other important natural areas from being illegally converted into agricultural land (FW 258). This...
News, Forest Watch
EU and UK launch consultations on policies to reduce deforestation in supply chains
Following its Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests in 2019, the European Commission has finally opened a questionnaire-based consultation on policies needed to reduce deforestation and...
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.