New study on the unintended effects of the EU’s Regulation on Deforestation-free products

In the scientific publication Blind spots in the EU’s Regulation on Deforestation-free products, CLEVER researchers express concern that the European Union’s Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR) may have unintended consequences when it clashes with existing national policies and value-chain governance mechanisms in trading partners. Using the example of Brazil, they illustrate and discuss the potential consequences of the considerable gap between the formal cut-off dates of the EUDR and the Amazon Soy Moratorium (ASM). Read the full article.

Published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution by Gustavo M. Oliveira, Rafaella F. Ziegert, Andrea Pacheco, Laila Berning, Metodi Sotirov, Jochen Dürr, Daniel Braun, Felipe S. M. Nunes, Britaldo S. Soares-Filho and Jan Börner, on 3 July 2024.

Oliveira, G.M., Ziegert, R.F., Pacheco, A. et al. Blind spots in the EU’s Regulation on Deforestation-free products. Nat Ecol Evol (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-024-02465-x