From EUTR to EUDR - Stakeholder event

Picture of Maaike giving a presentation of ENFORCE at the EUDR event.

A first stakeholders meeting around the new EU Deforestation-Free Regulation (EUDR) took place yesterday in Brussels. This ambitious legislation aims to ensure that commodities such as wood but also soy, rubber, beef, cocoa, palm oil, coffee and their derived products do not contribute to deforestation or forest degradation. This requires increased efforts from every link in the chain between forest and end consumer. The companies involved will always have to collect and transmit species and geolocation data so that chains become more transparent. ENFORCE (the Belgian centre of expertise for forensic wood research, based at the museum) introduced itself and gave three clear examples of how the centre can help with timber species verification and provenance research.

Want to know more? ENFORCE will introduce itself at the museum on Sunday, along with the rest of the Wood Biology team. You can find the programme here.