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EditPhoto Description:CI Europe focuses its policy efforts in the following areas:
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EditSection title:Why Europe Matters
EditSection subtitle:Engaging with the EU is fundamental to achieving CI’s vision of human well-being through healthy, sustainable ecosystems. As part of CI’s Policy Center for Environment and Peace, CI Europe aims to be a trusted advisor on European policies that have an impact on the maintenance of healthy ecosystems, biodiversity conservation and human welfare. CI Europe works closely with CI’s headquarters in the United States and the EU environment community, fostering transatlantic dialogue on critical conservation issues.
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EditItem Text:The EU is the world’s third-largest annual emitter of CO2, as well as the world’s top importer of soy, coffee, fish, seafood and wood, and the second-biggest importer of palm oil. As a result, the EU is the largest global importer of deforestation embedded in agricultural products.
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The EU is the largest funder in development and environment worldwide:

  • 65% of all global development funding comes from the EU and its Member States.
  • The EU provides roughly 80% of all REDD+ financing worldwide.
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  • The EU, EU-based companies and scientists are critical in driving global legislation and solutions on climate, conservation, sustainable development and community development.
  • The EU is the largest funder of environmental research worldwide.
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EditTitle:Key Achievements
EditSubtitle:Since opening in 2010, CI Europe has:
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  • Raised US$ 75 million from public donors — which is 55% of all CI donations from public donors since 2010.
  • Facilitated the addition of France and the EU as partners of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  • Secured from the EU an additional US$ 800 million for conservation funding for the period of 2014-2020.
  • Placed the issue of imported deforestation on the European Commission agenda.
  • Become a key part of CI’s global partnership with Starbucks and actively engaging with policymakers and industry players in the European coffee sector to make coffee the first sustainably-produced commodity.
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