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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.
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 Advisor – Oxfam 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.