European Pulp and Paper Industry Supports EU Action to Safeguard World’s Forests; Calls for Focus on Real Drivers of Deforestation

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European Pulp and Paper Industry Supports EU Action to Safeguard World's Forests; Calls for Focus on Real Drivers of Deforestation
Mélissa Dardaine
Mélissa Dardaine

European Pulp and Paper Industry Supports EU Action to Safeguard World’s Forests; Calls for Focus on Real Drivers of Deforestation

From a global perspective, a recent international assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) confirmed that the role of agriculture in global deforestation is even more detrimental than previously thought. Following the publication by the European Commission on November 17 of a draft regulation on deforestation, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, Cepi, comments on the EU executive arm’s new proposal. BRUSSELS, Nov. 17, 2021 – The upcoming regulation is aiming to minimise the risk that commodities associated with deforestation and forest degradation are placed on the EU market. A timely step demonstrating the EU’s commitment to halt global forest loss, and which follows a recent COP26 pledge by more than 100 countries to halt global deforestation that was also countersigned by the European Union. The European Pulp and Paper Industry has a strategic interest in keeping global forest growing and healthy. Its commitment […]

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