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Commission launches global cooperation platform to fight deforestation


Commission launches global cooperation platform to fight deforestation

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