14.10.2021, Online (Zoom)

How to finally end deforestation in the EU's supply chains?




Alejandro Brown, President, Fundación ProYungas


Laura Kehoe, Researcher, University of Oxford and the Nature Conservancy


Alfredo Romero Muñoz, Researcher, Humboldt University of Berlin


Barbara Hermann, Legal consultant, Climate Focus




‘Will we finally end deforestation in the EU’s supply chains?’

with the previous speakers and


Annette Schmidt-Räntsch, Policy officer, Unit Environment and Economy, German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of the Multilateral Environmental Cooperation Unit at DG ENVI, European Commission


The European Union’s (EU) high demand for livestock feed and soy still causes deforestation and nature degradation of large areas in their countries of origin. International campaigns against deforestation in recent years have focused on rainforests as the Amazon rainforest, which have been cleared for the production of agricultural commodities. The production of livestock feed and beef for Europe have critically decimated and threatened other critical ecosystems too such as the tropical dry forests of the Gran Chaco region or savannas like the Brazilian Cerrado.

Several policy instruments are discussed to finally set effective regulations at the EU level against deforestation. The European Commission has announced the publication of two legislative proposals this fall - one that sets regulatory measures especially for forest-risk commodities such soy and beef and the other one to regulate corporate due diligence generally in global supply chains. Nevertheless, there is a risk that these instruments will not address impacts on rights of local communities and non-forest-ecosystems. Therefore, we have invited representatives from civil society organisations and policy makers to discuss in an interactive panel debate what is needed in EU legislation to end EU-driven deforestation and ecosystem degradation in South American countries.

The webinar will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.
Moderation: Mareike Britten

LOCATION: online
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