On 2nd October, the EU Commission launched a global cooperation platform to fight deforestation.
The new multi-stakeholder platform launched today to help protect and restore world’s forests brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders and expertise: consumer and producer countries, civil society organizations, and industry associations.
The platform is meant to inform the Commission’s ongoing impact assessment aimed at delivering a legislative proposal to minimise the risk of products linked to deforestation and forest degradation being placed on the EU market. The impact assessment will assess a wide range of measures, such as approaches similar to the EU system against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, different verification systems and due diligence, among others.
A public consultation was launched in September and will run until 10 December 2020.
Further information: HERE