Mercosur: Don’t sacrifice our food standards and tropical forests for trade
The trade agreement currently being negotiated by the EU and Mercosur will increase deforestation and accelerate the demise of European farmers by subjecting them to unfair competition, argue Perrine Fournier and Yannick Jadot.
The EU must act on new evidence of soy’s destructive role in the tropics
Spurred on by a wave of food scandals - as well as rising consumer anxieties over the environment and animal welfare - major retailers across Europe are sourcing more of their meat from local, sustainable sources. It should be a...
Putting down roots: The forest communities fighting climate change
We live in a world where our attention spans are getting shorter and the demands on it are getting bigger.
A world in which we’re bombarded with short films - often with shocking messages - that have been cut so fast that if you...
We need an EU Action Plan on deforestation now!
January 2018: Brazilians and Colombians reveal the impacts of deforestation on Amazonian peoples. Members of the Parliament from various political groups took advantage of this exhibition to call for an EU action plan on...
Como direitos locais podem pôr fim a injustiças globais: o caminho jurídico para a agricultura sustentável no Brasil
A expansão da agricultura está devastando as florestas do mundo.
No Brasil, a derrubada de florestas para dar lugar ao cultivo de soja no intuito de alimentar um mercado de exportação insaciável também gerou violações de direitos...
Sacrificing South America’s forests on the altar of EU market access
The first trade talks between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc of nations - Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay – began almost 20 years ago. Since then they have stuttered through 28 rounds of negotiations, but this...
Blog: How can EU policies halt deforestation?
In the five years between 2010 and 2015, EU consumption raized an area of forests the size of Portugal. In 2012 alone, the EU imported EUR 6 billion of soy, palm, leather, and beef produced on forests illegally converted to...
Blog: Trading in incoherence? EU trade policy needs improving to give forests, communities and the climate a fair chance
When it comes to global trade, it is difficult to overestimate the EU’s importance. It is the world’s second largest importer (after the US), and the second largest exporter (after China), and has an overall share of world trade...
O apetite da União Europeia por soja está provocando destruição no Brasil. Veja como isto pode parar.
Representantes de vários países se reuniram em 22 de março em Brasília para a Assembleia Geral Anual da Aliança para Florestas Tropicais 2020 (TFA 2020 em inglês), uma coalizão global de governos, ONGs e empresas, cujo objetivo é...
Lifting of ban on Brazilian beef linked to deforestation commitment
On 30 June 2015 the US announced that it had ended its 15-year ban on importing Brazilian beef: a decision that prompted glee among Brazilian exporters, who said they hoped to capture 10 per cent of the lucrative US market in the...