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The External Cooperation Infopoint event: Achieving sustainability in the cocoa sector

December 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

When: 19 of December 2019

Where: DG DEVCO Infopoint, Brussels, 45-47 rue de la Loi

DG DEVCO Infopoint session: Achieving sustainability in the cocoa sector. The shared load of private and public policies.

European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)  is presenting a blog and a study carried out by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) on sustainability in the cocoa sector. The study reviews state of the art knowledge on the impact of the cocoa value chain on biodiversity, assesses the current strategies by the industry to address the issue and explore further options to improve sustainability in the cocoa-chocolate value-chain, including future european regulation.

Panel speakers:

Mr Leonard Mizzi – DEVCO Head of Unit C1.Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition    – Introduction and Moderator

Mr Geert Laporte , Director – European Think Tanks Group 

Mr Frédéric Amiel – Research Fellow, Biodiversity and Global value chains, IDDRI 

Ms Fabienne Yver Project Coordinator – Fair Trade Advocacy Office 

Mr Bart van Besien Policy Officer and Cocoa Policy AdvisorOxfam Wereldwinkels 

Mr Jonas Mwa Mwa – IDH Cocoa Director, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

The language in which the conference will be held: English

The blog of ETTG can be found here.

Image courtesy of Argelia Zacatzi, via Flickr.



December 19, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm




DEVCO Info-Point
43, Rue de la Loi
Bruxelles, 1040 Belgium
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