18 December 2018, EU Roadmap on a Communication on Stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation

The European Commission published the roadmap for the Communication for public consultation:

29 November 2018, Intention Statement Palm Oil Colombia -The Netherlands

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia and the Minister for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands signed a joint statement on promoting deforestation-free, sustainable palm oil with respect for People, Planet and profit and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Colombian palm oil alliance Fedepalma and the Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil also signed a statement to also increase trade on sustainable palm oil (2018-1128 Acuerdo Palma con firmas). Earlier in 2017, the Colombian palm oil sector signed a zero deforestation commitment (2017-1118 ACUERDO DE VOLUNTADES PARA LA DEFORESTACIÓN CERO EN LA CADENA DE ACEITE DE PALMA EN COLOMBIA Texto Final).

1 November 2018, ADP Denmark Letter to European Commissioners on Deforestation

On 1 November 2018 the Danish Minister for Environment and Food sent a letter to the European Commission on behalf of the AD Partnership calling for a roadmap for the development, in the course of 2018, of an ambitious EU Action Plan on deforestation and forest degradation.