Position Papers

Collective Position Paper On Eu Action To Protect And Restore The World’s Forests: Proposal For A ‘Smart Mix’ Of Measures

A ‘smart mix’ of measures by the EU is necessary to help tackle the negative impacts on forests associated with the production of forest risk  commodities.

This is the conclusion of a large and growing group of companies from across the supply chain, and NGOs, that participated in the Tropical Forest  Alliance’s series of roundtable discussions on action to protect forests held between April and July 2020.

We recognise the role of the EU, as one of the world’s largest importers and consumers of almost all the major forest risk commodities, in driving deforestation. We applaud the publication, in July 2019, of the European Commission’s communication on ‘Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests’, and we welcome the opportunity to contribute to the impact assessment of demand-side measures currently under way. We look forward to the publication of proposals for an ambitious smart mix of measures at the conclusion of this exercise.