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A network against embedded deforestation EMMA4EU

  • 2023

Between 1990 and 2020, 420 million hectares of forests were lost globally. The EMMA4EU project unites universities, research institutes, companies and non-profit organisations, with the aim of tackling this problem at European level, implementing the EUDR regulation and training professionals in zero-deforestation supply chains.

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The European project EMMA4EU fosters the creation of an alliance to train professionals in deforestation-free supply chains  

Brazil and the European regulation on deforestation

  • 2023

 The new European deforestation regulation, named EUDR, is also bringing major changes also in the producing and exporting countries of involved commodities. In this article, we focus on Brazil to understand how the agri-food sector can best respond to this transformation.

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A pivot point for the Brazilian agribusiness in the promotion of zero deforestation

EUDR: the European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on the text of the new Regulation

  • 2022

After long discussion, the European Parliament and Council have reached an agreement on the new Regulation to halt the import of goods connected to deforestation. The agreement is still provisional and pending official approval from both institutions. 

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Following months of extensive discussions and negotiations, on the 6th of December the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on the proposal for a legislation known as the EUDR - EU Regulation on Deforestation-free supply chain. The agreement is still pending formal adoption by both institutions. The legislation aims to

New rules for companies under the European Parliament’s ambitious version of the proposal against deforestation

  • 2022

On the 13th of September, the European Parliament voted on a new version of the proposed regulation against deforestation. This version is presented as stronger and more environmentalist, accepting many of the amendments suggested by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

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On September 13, the European Parliament voted for significant amendments to the draft proposal of the European Commission for a regulation on deforestation-free products,  addressing many of the concerns raised by civil society in the past months. The modifications were suggested by the Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Deforestation-free supply chains in Colombia Event brief

  • 2022

On the 30th of June 2022, together with three Colombian chambers of commerce, Etifor organised a webinar to explain the risks and opportunities offered by the new proposed European “Zero Deforestation” Regulation.

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A recap of our webinar on the new EU "Zero Deforestation" proposed Regulation Together with three Colombian chambers of commerce, namely the Cámara De Comercio de Bucaramanga, the Cámara de Comercio de Barrancabermeja and the Cultura Cámara De Comercio de Pereira, on the 30th of June Etifor organised a webinar to

What will change for cocoa companies after the adoption of the new EU Regulation “Zero Deforestation”?

  • 2022

To halt the import of goods connected to deforestation, the EU is discussing the adoption of a new Regulation, already named “Zero Deforestation”. The cocoa sector will be one of the main sectors influenced by the Regulation. Read the article and learn what will change for cocoa companies.

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In recent months, the European political debate has been revolving around the new EU Regulation aimed at limiting the import of goods derived from deforestation. Already named 'Zero Deforestation', the objective of this Regulation is to align European import policies with commitments on sustainability and against the climate crisis. The Regulation will mainly

Cocoa cultivation is devouring forests

  • 2022

In recent decades, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have lost about a third of their forested areas to cocoa cultivation. How has cocoa production developed over the years and how did we arrive at such critical figures? Read the article and find out more!

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In Europe, we are responsible for 16% of global deforestation. How? Every day we buy and consume food whose production may have contributed to forest loss and degradation in other parts of the world. This deforestation outside EU’s borders is therefore indirectly linked (embodied in) to the production of some raw materials, especially

Different models of association in the Italian forest sector: between tradition, innovation and new challenges

  • 2022

How can forestry associations counteract land fragmentation and reduce the abandonment of forest management? Forest ownership fragmentation and lack of horizontal integration among forest owners represent some of the main factors that traditionally affect the competitiveness of the Italian forest sector. Since 1923 (Royal Decree No. 3267), the Italian regulatory framework

The new EU Zero Deforestation Regulation (EUDR): challenges and opportunities

  • 2022

For months the political debate in Europe has revolved around the adoption of the new EU Zero Deforestation Regulation, which aims to curb the import of goods derived from deforestation. If approved, this regulation will cover soybeans, beef, palm oil, timber, cocoa and coffee and some derived products, such as leather and chocolate. For wood products, the new regulation will replace the existing EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

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Due diligence, traceability, sustainability and more. What challenges and opportunities will be contained in the new EU Zero Deforestation Regulation? For months now, the political debate in Europe has revolved around the draft EU regulation on Deforestation-free products. The regulation aims to guarantee access to the EU market for commodities and

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