Compelling new evidence shows the EU’s entanglement with illegal deforestation for soy and cattle farming in Brazil
Since taking office in January 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro has waged a relentless campaign against Brazil’s environmental laws and the rights of its Indigenous Peoples.
This assault helped paved the way for the fires that tore...
Defensor del Pueblo Europeo: La Comisión Europea debe responder por haber ignorado los efectos del acuerdo comercial con América del Sur en los planos ambiental y social
El Defensor del Pueblo Europeo ha abierto una investigación sobre el acuerdo comercial de la Comisión Europea con el grupo de países sudamericanos del Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur).
Esta da continuidad a una queja presentada...
Bolsonaro’s Brazil: A Pariah State?
Time overdue for the EU to end its role in Brazil’s environmental and social crimes
Direct threat to Indigenous territories of Mato Grosso and Brazil
Cuiabá, June, 22nd 2020
Civil society organisations are concerned about Brazilian State Bill 17/2020, proposed by the governor of Mato Grosso, Mauro Mendes. Contradicting the federal legislation, this Bill authorises the...
Annual Report 2019
The world’s forests, and the rights of many who depend on them, remained under assault in 2019.
These attacks came from many directions: from the erosion of environmental and human rights protections in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, to the Amazon fires; from the EU’s devastating bioenergy policy, to its raft of Free Trade Agreements with forested countries to increase our insatiable consumption of products that drive deforestation; from a lack of secure tenure rights for people depending on forests for their survival, to failures of transparency and accountability in the forest sector…
Denuncia a la Unión Europea por hacer caso omiso de los efectos del acuerdo comercial con América del Sur en el plano ambiental y social
Según una reciente denuncia, la Comisión Europea ha ignorado su obligación legal de garantizar que el acuerdo comercial con el grupo de países sudamericanos del Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur) no dé lugar a una degradación...
EU-Mercosur deal increasingly under fire
As Europe seeks to lessen its responsibility for environmental and social harm, the Dutch Parliament adds another obstacle to the controversial EU-Mercosur trade deal.
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement: What is it, and what could it mean for forests and human rights?
In June 2019 the European Union (EU) and Mercosur (Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay) announced that they had reached an ‘in principle’ agreement on the content of a bilateral trade agreement which they had been negotiating,...
As Amazon deforestation rises, Europe resolves to act
Brazil has entered uncertain times.
Two health ministers and the Justice Minister have resigned within the last month, throwing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government into disarray, as opposition to his reckless response to...