Climate Alliance event | 17.09.2020 | Online

Preconditioning the ratification of the EU-MERCOSUR trade agreement – what needs to change?

Building on our last webinar, this event continues the open dialogue between civil society and policy makers about the EU ratification of the MERCOSUR free trade agreement. While the recently published Sustainability Impact Assessment of this agreement emphasizes that deforestation in the Amazon can be halted only “provided that sound policies are in place”, opposing trends continue to unfold under the current Brazilian government.

For that very reason, refusal to ratify the agreement is growing in the EU with Austria, France and Ireland strongly opposing it. Bringing the voices of both our indigenous partners and the financial sector, we are asking: what needs to change to turn things around in the Amazon and for the Mercosur agreement to reduce deforestation rates?

This webinar is organised in cooperation with the Rainforest Foundation Norway and Society for Endangered Peoples. It will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday 17th September, with simultaneous English/Portuguese translation and will be live-streamed on Facebook. The agenda of the event is available here.

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