Fires, clear-cutting, illegal and unsustainable logging and deforestation
are putting forests and other vital ecosystems like grasslands and peatlands at risk.
This devastation of nature is happening fast - and it is directly connected to the meat, dairy, palm oil, coffee and chocolate we eat in Europe. From the Amazon to the Asian rainforests, the EU is responsible for more than 10% of global forest destruction.
The EU has the power to help stop this destruction: It can do this by passing a new law that would stop products linked to the destruction of nature from ending up on the EU’s supermarket shelves.
Through the #Together4Forests
campaign, 1,193,652 people demanded a strong, new EU law to protect the world’s forests and other ecosystems, and fed straight into the European Commission’s public consultation on deforestation. Together, they sent a powerful message: It’s time for the EU to stop being part of the problem, and become part of the solution.
We will be there every step of the way to ensure the EU follows through and comes up with a strong, ambitious legislative proposal in 2021.