Along with the climate crisis, the issue of Biodiversity also represents a major challenge. In this regard, Belgium has decided to join the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership and its ambitions for 2025, which involves that :
- sustainability in agriculture is promoted by eliminating deforestation in relation to agricultural commodities and working to this end in partnership with consumer and producer countries, and with all actors along the supply chains.
- action is taken, nationally and as a group, and also collectively encourage enhanced and ambitious action at European level to achieve a sustainable and deforestation-free supply of agricultural commodities and thus contribute to the maintenance of forests and their ecosystems on a global scale.
The Amsterdam Declarations Partnership is based on The Amsterdam Declarations (launched in 2015 in the context of the Paris Agreements and the New York Declaration in 2014) signed by Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom and Belgium. Supporting sustainable and deforestation-free commodities, the Alliance cooperates with private sector actors and producer countries.