Tag: EU regulation

// 28.11.22

AidEnvironment signs open letter requesting access to customs trade information 

AidEnvironment, together with 55 other civil society organisations (CSOs) and trade unions, wrote an open letter to the European Commission calling for non-state actors to be able to access customs trade information. The organisations believe that the reform of the Union Customs legislation can contribute to a more effective implementation of EU legislative initiatives and the achievement of related policy […]

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By Natividad
// 17.11.22

EU Regulation for deforestation-free products: Where do we stand? 

Article by Rita Raleira After the Council of the European Union (“Council”) and the European Parliament (“Parliament”) having adopted their negotiating positions, in June and September respectively, the EU Regulation proposal for deforestation-free supply chains (“EU Deforestation Regulation”) is now in the trilogue negotiations phase. Representatives from the three European institutions (Commission, Council, and Parliament) are currently engaging in informal […]

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By Natividad
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// 30.06.22

EU Deforestation Regulation: Will the traceability requirement hold smallholder producers back?

EU Deforestation Regulation: Will the traceability requirement hold smallholder producers back?  The short answer is no. The European Commission’s recent proposed legislation to eliminate deforestation from the supply chains of soft commodities will require, among other things, complete traceability of the supply chains of a set of high-risk commodities. This has led civil society and industry to wonder about the […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 07.10.21

Connecting EU timber operators to tropical deforestation-linked timber

Aidenvironment has recently finalized a study for the environmental law charity ClientEarth on the EU timber market. The study is part of a wider project on the role of timber operators in forest governance, in the framework of two tools to combat illegal logging: Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The study ultimately aims to inform […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 01.07.21

Automotive industry exposure to deforestation

Cattle-raising is the leading driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, which lost 1.1 million hectares in 2020, the highest rate since 2012. In the past the pressure to stop deforestation concentrated on the beef supply chain and the three largest Brazilian meatpackers (JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva). Although leather is a co-product of beef, its links to deforestation have been […]

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