Fern position on the EU-Mercosur agreement
This EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement will increase trade in the agricultural products that are the main drivers of deforestation in South America. This is opposite of what needs to happen for the EU to achieve its commitments to...
Évaluer l’impact de l’accord commercial UE-Mercosur sur les forêts et les populations qui en dépendent au Brésil
Les effets des accords commerciaux se répercutent sur les communautés locales, sur la vie individuelle des femmes, des hommes et des enfants, ainsi que sur les forêts et les habitats qui les entourent.
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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...
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,...
Plea to address EU complicity in the Amazon fires
On August 29, twenty-six NGOs, have sent an open letter to European leaders urging them to end European complicity in the fires raging in the Amazon.
NGOs believe the EU can act decisively in two ways.
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
On June 18, 340+ civil society organizations wrote to call on the European Union to use its influence to prevent a worsening human rights and environmental situation in Brazil.
100 Days of Bolsonaro - Ending the EU’s role in the assault on the Amazon
A new reality has unfolded in Brazil in the 100 days since Jair Bolsonaro became leader of the world’s fourth largest democracy.
Incursions by armed invaders on Indigenous Peoples’ lands have surged.
An assault on the country’s...
Les forêts et les peuples forestiers dans les accords de libre-échange de l’Union européenne
L’Union européenne (UE) a pris des engagements fermes en vue d’atténuer le changement climatique, de mettre fin à la déforestation et de veiller au respect des droits humains, y compris les droits fonciers des communautés.
EU consumption of beef and deforestation
Cattle and deforestation
Beef production is the biggest agricultural driver of global forest loss. Forests in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, all members of the Mercosur trade bloc, are being destroyed on an epic scale to make...
Civil society letter on the EU/Mercosur Free Trade Deal negotiations
On April 25, European and international NGOs send an open letter to the European Commission calling for the EU to put human rights and sustainability at the forefront of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Mercosur.