Brazilian Environmental Policies and the New European Union Regulation for Deforestation-Free Products:
3 October 2023
1 The official name of the regulation is Regulation (EU) 2023/1115 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 May 2023 on the making available on the Union market and the export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation and repealing Regulation (EU) No 995/2010. [...] 2 This document describes (i) the context in which the EUDR was adopted and criticisms of the EU’s unilateral stance on combatting deforestation; (ii) the main rules of the EUDR; and (iii) how Brazilian environmental policies dialogue with the EUDR, considering the opportunities and challenges of the Forest Code, policies to control and combat deforestat. [...] Economic and Environmental impacts of the Green Deal on the Agricultural Economy: A Simulation Study of the Impact of the F2F-Strategy on Production, Trade, Welfare and the Environment based on the CAPRI-Model - Executive Summary. [...] Deforestation rates in the Amazon have been on the rise again since 2012, with a sharp increase between 2019 and 2022, when the country experienced a period of environmental setbacks, especially with regard to command and control policies.31 In 2023 the new government implemented the fifth phase of the PPCDAM, with a target of zero deforestation by 2030,32 and a new phase of the PPCerrado is being. [...] The promotion of sustainable agriculture is gaining momentum, mainly through the rural credit policy and the alignment of the financial system with the objectives of sustainable production.41 A new part of this agenda is the adoption of commodity chain monitoring and traceability systems.