Let your voice be heard for new EU policy and keep deforestation off your plate
Europe wants to diminish its role in global deforestation with a new policy and wants to hear your opinion in a public consultation. For this purpose, BOS+ launches a petition platform where you can let your voice be heard about this new legislation. In this way we can demand a new and strict legislation on deforestation from the European Union, which could restrain European consumption.
On 10 September, WWF published the Living Planet Report. It stated that animal populations decreased on average by 68% in the last 50 years. The main cause? Deforestation and repurposing nature for the goal of agriculture.
Get deforestation off your plate
Worldwide, forests are under huge amounts of pressure. It's no secret that our way of life in Flanders and in Europe has an enormous impact with consequences reaching to the other side of our planet. Often without even knowing it, we consume products with ingredients hailing from deforested areas or other destroyed habitats such as savannah. The European Union still allows these products on its internal market. A lot of these products, by ending up in our shopping carts and on our plates, propel deforestation and destruction of habitats forward. According to this logic, you could say we are quickly eating away at our valuable forests.
Ideally, the European Union implements regulations to stop this harmful trend, so that our forests and our future are protected. You can help make this ideal scenario reality. It's a golden opportunity: a new EU legislation is being written and the Eurpean Commission asks your opinion about this vital legislation in a public consultation.
We've already filled in the form for you to make it easier to let your voice be heard. All you have to do is fill in your personal information and click on 'Doe mee'.