What should a new legislation to address EU-driven deforestation look like?
Client Earth, Conservation International EU, Fern, Environmental Investigation Agency, Global Witness, Greenpeace, Wilderness Conservation Society, Greenpeace and WWF are calling on the EU to ensure commodities and products placed on the EU market are sustainable and not linked to the destruction or degradation of natural forests or other natural ecosystems, nor to human rights’ violations.
Read the NGO briefing here: NGO recommendations- EU Regulation to address forest and human rights impacts.pdf
About this event
The one million+ submissions to the EU’s public consultation on deforestation were handed over to the European Commission on Monday 14 December in an online event. The signatures were received by Commissioner Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EU Commission, and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.