February 2, 2024
This week, the European Union published the list of designated competent authorities tasked with overseeing the adherence of operators and traders to the EU Deforestation Regulation.
In Germany, the authority responsible is the Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE). In other countries like Austria and France have opted for a collaborative approach, with multiple authorities sharing the responsibility.
It's important to note that the current list is not complete as the details for 13 out of 27 member states are yet to be included. This is the current list as of Jan 23, 2024. We will be updating this list, find the official list here.
Caroline is an experienced data scientist with a management degree from TU Munich and a degree in earth observation from the University of Würzburg, which is co-chaired by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). She has worked as a data scientist in the areas of nature conservation and land use change monitoring at WWF, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), and at tech companies such as Celonis and Deloitte.