Net zero and zero deforestation: Assessing the potential impacts of the EU deforestation regulation in Brazil

Ecosystem protection is crucial for achieving net-zero targets and providing multiple benefits for human wellbeing and biodiversity. In Brazil, halting deforestation has the potential to achieve 60% of Brazil’s net-zero pledge as discussed in last year’s ONZ Webinar Series.

In this hybrid webinar by Oxford Net Zero and the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, we will explore the implications of trade agreements for addressing deforestation in Brazil. Our Research Fellow, Aline Soterroni, will present findings of her ongoing research, based on scenarios modelling and developed in collaboration with colleagues from Global Canopy, TRASE, INPE, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. Aline will walk us through the link between net-zero emissions and zero-deforestation, and her quantitative assessment of the impacts of recent EU deforestation regulation (EUDR) in preventing further deforestation in Brazil. Discussions will explore the challenges and opportunities of the EUDR and the national initiatives in Brazil regarding deforestation control, as well as transparency and traceability in agricultural supply chains. Furthermore, the discussion will provide policy recommendations aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of trade agreements followed by an opportunity to put your questions to speakers.