Expert meeting on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products

24 May 2022

Expert meeting on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products


Tuesday 24 May, 17:30 - 20:30 (Brussels - CET)


- At Press Club Brussels Europe (in person, from 17:30)
- Online (starting from 18:00)


The proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products aims to ensure goods cannot be placed on the EU market if they have caused deforestation, forest degradation, or violated producer country laws. The Commission released a draft proposal of the Regulation on 17 November 2021, and now the European Parliament (EP) and the Council must agree on their positions. On 24 March 2022, the EP rapporteur Luxembourgish Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Christophe Hansen of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), released his draft response.

In June the European Council will start its deliberations, and in advance of this Fern cordially invites you to exchange with experts on key elements of the proposed legislation: traceability to source, mitigation measures under a due diligence approach, and enforcement tools. 


Presentations are available here

  • 17:30 - Welcome drink and mingle

Meeting's official starting time: 18:00

  • 18:00 - Introduction and moderator
    - Nicole Polsterer, Fern
  • 18:10 - Presentations by experts
    - Susanne Fromwald, Senior Advisor, Donau Soja
    - Hélène Vermont, Sustainable Development Manager, Michelin Group Purchasing
    Rob McWilliam, Director, Technical Services, Earthworm Foundation
    Patrick Houdry, Head of Agriculture and Forest Solutions, Airbus
    - Jade Saunders, Facilitator TREE (Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange) network 2012-19
  • 18:45 - Questions and discussion
  • 19:45 - Drinks

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Topics discussed: Deforestation, due diligence, enforcement, forest risk commodities, traceability

Category: Events

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