Measures on Deforestation – Producing Countries’ Perspectives

In the run-up to the presentation of the legislative proposal to avoid or minimise the placing of products associated with deforestation or forest degradation on the EU market, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) would like to invite representatives from partner countries and the European Union to share their views on how to jointly protect forests through measures on the demand and the supply side.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) kindly invites EU member states representatives, policy makers as well as stakeholders from civil society and the private sector – notably from the Global South – to discuss upcoming measures on deforestation and forest degradation from a production perspective.

 

In 2021, the European Commission will present a legislative proposal and other measures to avoid or minimise the placing of products associated with deforestation or forest degradation on the EU market. Various measures are under discussion and were analysed by an impact assessment. Given the ongoing rate of commodity-driven deforestation, a smart mix of measures on demand and supply side is needed to reduce commodity-driven deforestation.

 

As the upcoming legislative proposal will influence also the situation in producing countries, the event hosted by BMZ will focus on perspectives from the Global South. Against this background, BMZ would like to discuss what a smart mix of measures could look like in order to prevent deforestation and forest degradation with the following guests:

  • Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Heidi Hautala, MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • H.E. Felipe García Echeverri, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to the European Union
  • H.E. Andri Hadi, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the European Union
  • Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General, DG ENV
  • Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, DG INTPA
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad, member of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee, UN Sustainable Development Goal Advocate and Conservation International Senior Fellow

When?

26.05.2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST / 12:00 – 13:30 GMT / 19:00 – 21:30 WIB / 07:00 – 08:30 COT

 

Virtual venue: WebEx

 

Please register here for the event. Please be aware that the event will be recorded, and screenshots will be taken.

  

In case you have any questions, please contact ina@giz.de.