Europeans must face their own role in the destruction of the Amazon
Images of the Amazon burning have caused global alarm. They have also, say observers, triggered a response unparalleled in the history of the politics around climate change: the setting of international red lines on environmental destruction.
Mercosur trade deal heightens risks to forests and human rights
The Commission has prioritised trade and profit; it is now up to the European and national parliaments to set a more positive course for human rights and forests.
En signant un accord de libre-échange avec le Mercosur, l’UE sacrifie les forêts et les droits sur l'autel du commerce
Bruxelles, 28/06/2019 - L'accord commercial conclu aujourd'hui entre l'Union européenne (UE) et le Mercosur, communauté économique comprenant le Brésil, l'Argentine, le Paraguay et l'Uruguay, aura des conséquences dévastatrices...
Why the European Union must halt free trade negotiations with Brazil
Sonia Guajajara, spokesperson of Brazilian Indigenous Peoples, explains the threats they currently face and ask the EU to support their struggles.
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
June 18, 2019, Brussels - In an open letter published today, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina,...
EU must back Indigenous People against Bolsonaro’s attacks
The grim prophecies foreshadowing Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency have been fulfilled with dizzying speed in his first 100 days in office. The EU and its consumers must end their complicity in the unfolding disaster.
International coalition calls for the EU to end its role in the assault on the Amazon
Brussels, Wednesday, April 10 - On Jair Bolsonaro’s 100th day in office, an international coalition of NGOs – including a group representing more than 300 Brazilian indigenous groups – have called for the European Union (EU) to...
A critical moment in the fight against deforestation
Shopping without helping destroy the planet can be bewildering. Now EU citizens have the chance to end the confusion, and protect forests around the world,
Deep in Denial
When the head of the WTO says trade does not impact the environment we should all be worried.
How Germany can break the link between EU meat consumption, deforestation and human suffering
Farming is the planet’s biggest driver of deforestation, and beef and soya production the prime culprits. The lion’s share of deforestation caused by these commodities is in Latin America, and Germany’s responsibility is considerable.