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Deforestation Regulation implementation

The Regulation on Deforestation Free Products (EUDR) is an important turning point in the global fight against deforestation. It will start to apply on 30 December 2024.

To ensure an effective implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation, the European Commission is supported in its work by the following tools:

Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests

  • Continuous dialogue between EU Member States, selected interested parties (mainly trade and business associations and NGOs), third countries and the European Commission
  • The platform meets frequently to present and discuss the main strands of work and identify best practices

Agendas, presentations and summary records of the meetings of the Platform
(In the Register, select the “Meetings” tab)

Member Organisations of the Platform

EU observatory on deforestation and forest degradation

  • Building on existing monitoring tools (e.g. Copernicus and other publicly or privately available sources) the observatory will facilitate access to information on supply chains for businesses, public entities and consumers
  • Publicly available maps and datasets on changes in the world’s forest cover and associated drivers
  • Main components: global forest monitoring and production and trade of commodities

Visit the Observatory

Team Europe Initiative on Deforestation-free Value Chains

Aligned with the EU’s Global Gateway strategy, the Team Europe Initiative on Deforestation-free Value Chains aims to support partner countries to transition to sustainable, deforestation-free, and legal agricultural value chains. Collaborative effort of European Commission and EU Member States including Germany, the Netherlands and France, with an initial package of €70 million in funding to implement the Initiative.

Main features:

  • The Zero Deforestation Hub will disseminate information on deforestation-free value chains, manage knowledge, and coordinate existing and future EU and Member State projects aligned with the TEI's goals, enhancing alignment and efficiency.
  • The Sustainable Agriculture for Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project is the is the most important pillar and operates in Brazil, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Zambia, with plans to expand to Vietnam and DRC in 2024, bolstered by additional Member State funding.
  • The Technical Facility on Deforestation-free Value Chains will provide on-demand expertise to producing countries, focusing on technical aspects like geolocalization and traceability, especially for smallholders, ensuring coordination with EU Delegations and existing projects for synergy and efficiency.

See more about the Team Europe Initiative

Information System

The Information System is the IT system which will contain the due diligence statements submitted by operators and traders to comply with the requirements of the EU Deforestation Regulation.

Pilot Testing of the Information System ran till the end of January 2024.

More information on the Information System can be found here.