Europe

Mighty Earth runs impactful campaigns in the EU and the UK to protect wildlife, fight climate change, and combat global deforestation

The EU is one of the largest economies in the world. What it buys and who it trades with has an enormous impact on global supply chains.

The groundbreaking European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) – which entered into force in June 2023 – bans the import into the European Union of seven key commodities – including beef, soy, cocoa, rubber and palm oil – if they are linked to deforestation or forest degradation. The law becomes operational at the end of 2024; the UK adopted similar due diligence requirements as part of the 2021 UK Environment Act.

Mighty Earth is campaigning for effective implementation of these regulations to ensure they cover the world’s most important landscapes and ecosystems, and working to ensure that retailers eliminate deforestation from their global supply chains.

  • 6

    major European supermarket companies have dropped beef products tied to Brazilian deforestation

  • 56%

    of global cocoa imports go to Europe, the world’s largest cocoa importer

  • 6.12 million

    acres of estimated avoided deforestation over the next decade thanks to the EUDR

  • 10%

    of global deforestation is driven by EU consumption

Explore our work in the EU and UK

United Kingdom

France

Spain

Netherlands

Our Work

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News

06/Feb/2024
Protest at Amsterdam cocoa week targets German chocolate giant Storck’s unethical cocoa sourcing
02/Feb/2024
Carrefour: Swapping smoke screens for accountability?
chocolate decorations hanging on a christmas tree
22/Dec/2023
A call for improving farmer likelihood in the cocoa sector
09/Dec/2023
Media Statement: Mighty Earth says long-awaited UK Deforestation Due Diligence legislation falls short of being “world-beating.”
01/Dec/2023
Mighty Earth at COP28
27/Nov/2023
Cargill Announces Commitment to Eliminate Ecosystem Destruction Linked to Key Commodities Across Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay by 2025
At Halloween peeking behind the mask of Starbuck’s shadowy chocolate sustainability
26/Oct/2023
Blog: At Halloween peeking behind the mask of Starbuck’s shadowy chocolate sustainability
Cargill sign
06/Oct/2023
Scandal: How Cargill sank the COP27 deal to end soy-driven deforestation
11/Sep/2023
Open letter : Leading scientists, international NGOs and Scottish environmental groups urge ministers to act to save world’s rarest great ape