Indigenous leaders and human rights defenders demand urgent EU action on deforestation

After taking part in meetings with the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership and DG Trade to present rights-based solutions for achieving deforestation-free trade, the 'Closing the Gap' delegation are travelling to Brussels to deliver a petition signed by 160,000 people urging EC President Jean-Claude Juncker to uphold the European Union’s international commitment to halt deforestation by 2020 by supporting an EU Action Plan to protect forests and respect forest peoples’ rights.

Supply Chain Solutions for People and Forests

Delegates from the 'Closing the Gap' forum on human rights, deforestation and supply chains are visiting Paris to call on governments and companies to put in place strong rights protections for communities and their forests, and share a set of technical recommendation they have developed for achieving this.

Solutions de chaine d’approvisionnement pour les peuples et les forêts

​​​​​​​Les délégués du forum sur «les droits de l'homme, la déforestation et les chaînes d'approvisionnement» sont en visitent à Paris pour interpeller les gouvernements et les entreprises à mettre en place des mesures fortes pour la protections des communautés et leurs forêts.