How the EU, UK and US deforestation laws will impact Brazil

27 October 2021

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How the EU, UK and US deforestation laws will impact Brazil

COP26 side event

  • Co-organisersAPIB (Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil), Fern and IPAM (Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia)


The EU is developing regulation that will impact companies trading in Forest Risk Commodities. It aims to ensure companies remove deforestation and, hopefully, human rights violations from their supply chains. The US has presented a deforestation bill for the Senate proposing a prohibition on the importation of commodities produced on illegally deforested land and products made from such commodities and the UK has proposed amendments to the Environment Bill, proposing a due diligence obligation on illegal deforestation on companies.


Wednesday 10 November


  • Introduction and Moderation
    - Ane Alencar, IPAM
  • Overview of the EU, US and UK deforestation laws being developed
    - Nicole Polsterer, Fern
  • Reactions from panelists
    • Alberto Terena, Conselho Terena e APIB 
    • Alexander von Bismarck, Environmental Investigation Agency
    • Beatriz Luraschi, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
    • Eunice Kerexu, Comissáo Guarani Yvurupa e APIB
    • Luciana Téllez Chávez, Human Rights Watch
    • Paulo Barreto, Imazon 

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Topics discussed: Trade, deforestation, environmental legislation, forest risk commodities

Categories: Events, Brazil

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