Illegal forest clearing making way for palm oil expansion. Photo: Paul Hilton, Earth Tree
After careful analysis of the draft legislation, available evidence, and our hands-on experience with the effects of certification schemes of soy, palm oil and timber on the ground, we discern ten arguments as to why certification should not be promoted in the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the making available on the Union market as well as export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation (hereafter the “EU anti-deforestation regulation”). NGOs are pleading for a stronger regulation. We are worried to find some industry players advocating for a larger role for certification.
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