The regulations also require companies to trace products back to source in order to demonstrate due diligence. Similar regulations are being developed in the EU and under consideration in the USA. While the environmental objectives of these laws are clearly to protect forest ecosystems, its social implications could be complex, and negative consequences for smallholders may necessitate mitigation.
Our first session will examine the ‘demand side’ – trade data, supply chains and proposed regulations, and a second session will look more closely at the ‘supply side’ – land, producers and illegality risks. A more detailed agenda is attached.