In December 2018, the European Commission announced plans to act on Europe’s significant contribution to global deforestation and forest degradation. The Commission is expected to specify the planned measures in a so-called ‘communication’ document by the middle of 2019.

Greenpeace has responded to a Commission consultation about what these measures should be. This policy briefing was part of the submission.


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