Sustainable Eating:
Deforestation-Free Ingredients and Products

End of last year, the Commission released its proposed regulation to tackle EU imports from commodities and products linked with deforestation or forest degradation such as soy, palm oil, cocoa, and other derived products. This proposed regulation sets binding due diligence requirements for companies wishing to place these goods on the EU market to ensure that only deforestation-free and legal products are allowed on the EU market. Within this, it is also expected to bring down greenhouse gas emission and biodiversity loss. The open public consultation launched by the Commission was seen as the second most popular consultation in EU history with 1,2 million supporters to tackle forest degradation and deforestation. However, this regulation will also put a burden on both the producing countries and the companies due to the implementation of due diligence system and monitoring strategies.

 

With ongoing debates between the Member States, and starting soon in the European Parliament, this webinar will bring together decision and policy makers, experts and stakeholders to discuss the benefits and the pitfalls of the proposed regulation as well as to shed some lights on the importance of sustainable eating.

  • WELCOME & MODERATION

    Dr. Horst HEITZ

    Chair of the Steering Committee, SME Connect

    Stefanie Offe

    Policy Officer for Health & Nutrition, SME Connect

  • OPENING

    Christine SCHNEIDER MEP

    ENVI & AGRI Committees; Opinion Shadow Rapporteur Deforestation legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation; Chair of the SMEC Working Group Health & Nutrition

     

  • KEYNOTE

    Arnold PUECH D'ALISSAC

    Vice-President Group 1 Employers, European Economic and Social Committee; Opinion, Rapporteur ā€œMinimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products placed on the
    EU marketā€

  • DEBATE

    Nicole Polsterer

    Sustainable Consumption and Production Campaigner, Fern

    Kaja Blumtritt

    Law & Policy Advisor, Forest-risk Commodities, Client Earth

    StƩphanie Kpenou

    Advocacy Officer for Trade Policy Reform, Veblen-Institute

    Dr. Emanuele ZANNINI

    Smart Protein Project Coordinator, Smart Protein

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