Publications & Insight
Bolsonaro under scrutiny in The Hague for crimes against humanity, genocide and possibly ecocide
Jair Bolsonaro is finally facing global opposition to the destruction he has wrought, so why is the EU still considering signing the Mercosur trade deal?
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...
Measuring the impact of the EU-Mercosur Trade deal on land use, forests, and the people who depend on them.
Ultimately, the impacts of trade agreements reverberate in local communities, in the individual lives of women, men and children, and in the destruction of the unique areas of forest and habitats which surround them.
News, Forest watch
Can the EU-Mercosur agreement be used to stop Bolsonaro’s attack on forests and Indigenous Peoples?
Significant developments with the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement in recent weeks will reveal whether the possibility of the deal being placed in the deep-freeze is enough to unlock a change of course in Brazil.
News, Forest watch
Mercosur disarray exposes EU Trade policy weakness
Germany has at last acknowledged that the EU-Mercosur deal is toxic, joining a growing number of Member States (Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) that have expressed concerns – and also revealing the...
Acordo comercial UE-Mercosul: O que tudo isso significa para o Brasil?
As políticas ambientais do Brasil afetam algumas das florestas mais importantes do mundo e podem ter um efeito devastador sobre as comunidades tradicionais que vivem dentro e fora delas. Isto tem impacto no clima do nosso planeta,...
Bolsonaro’s Brazil: A Pariah State?
Time overdue for the EU to end its role in Brazil’s environmental and social crimes
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.
O acordo comercial entre a União Europeia e o Mercosul – o que é e o que pode significar para as florestas e os direitos humanos?
Em junho de 2019, a União Europeia (UE) e o Mercosul (Brasil, Paraguai, Argentina e Uruguai) anunciaram que haviam chegado a um acordo "de princípio" em torno do conteúdo de um acordo comercial bilateral negociado há mais de 20...