Episode 57: Setting the scene – Why requirements on geo location? Getting granular on EUDR (episode 1 of 3)
This episode is 1 of 3 recorded live at the FSC event Wood you find it in Brussels on April 25th 2023.
At the event EU policymakers, NGOs, companies, voluntary sustainability standards, representatives from producing countries, EU Competent Authorities, the forest sector, and journalists met to learn, discover, debate and imagine together a world in which we know exactly where every piece of wood comes from.
The event was built around a brand new piece of EU legislation: the European deforestation regulation (EUDR). The focus was on how EUDR and its geo-location requirement can play a role in the wood sector taking into account the environmental, economic, social dimension of the matter, both in Europe and globally.
In this first episode we will be setting the scene about EUDR by hearing from the EU commission itself, via Astrid Ladefoged, Head of Unit F1, Planetary Common Goods, Universal Values & Environmental Security, EU Commission, DG ENV and from FSCs CIO, Michael Marus. The session was moderated by Mariam Zaidi and of course included a lot of questions from the audience.