Timber suspected to be the result of illegal logging in one of the Central Kalimantan Province HPHs (JPIK)

We, the undersigned Indonesian civil society groups, welcome the proposal of the European Union Due Diligence Regulation (EUDDR) which will regulate deforestation-free and forest degradation-free commodities and products.

This marks a serious step-change in the response of consumer countries in Europe to the pressing challenges of the climate crisis, including the realization that the European Union’s consumption of various commodities and their derivatives is one of the causes of increasing biodiversity loss and an active contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

The initial action to ensure that the six main commodities that are widely consumed in EU member states – palm oil, timber, coffee, cocoa, soybeans and beef – are free from deforestation and forest degradation, reflects the EU’s responsibility as a consumer

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