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As the Amazon faces its greatest threat yet, Canada can reject free trade deal with Brazil
This is about survival: scientists warn that the Amazon is approaching a tipping point beyond, which the rainforest cannot sustain itself. If that happens, there would be a massive die-off of plant and animal species.
Trade agreements as door-openers
Bilateral trade agreements often act as door-openers for the manufactured products of multinational food companies. Milk powder with vegetable fat is an example.
Indonesia pursues trade deals with African, Latin American, Middle Eastern countries
The Indonesian government is pursuing a series of trade deals with non-traditional partners in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East in an effort to navigate international trade during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Open letter regarding the economic impacts of the EU-Mercosur agreement
We, the undersigning economists, consider it important to inform the public that the economic models used to calculate those ostensible gains are inadequate for assessing the social and environmental impacts of this agreement.
Amazon deforestation and EU-Mercosur deal
A study of the trade pillar’s provisions concludes that, taking the risk of deforestation into account, the deal’s environmental costs are likely to exceed its economic gains.
How the Amazon rainforest at risk because of an EU trade deal – Dr Richard Dixon
Trade deals with the EU are very topical just now but it is not a possible Brexit trade deal but a deal between the EU and four South American countries which concerns our international colleagues most.
EU seeks Amazon protections pledge from Bolsonaro in push to ratify trade deal
Brazilian president’s stance on deforestation remains stumbling block for South America agreement
Environmental impacts of free trade deal with Brazil ignored by review, advocates say
A federal environmental assessment of a proposed trade deal between Canada and the Mercosur countries ignores major environmental and human rights violations in Brazil, environmental advocates say.
EU parks trade deal with Mercosur over environmental concerns
As European nations express environmental concerns, the ratification of the EU-Mercosur trade deal isn’t even close to starting.
New blow to the EU-Mercosur agreement
The European Parliament refuses to ratify it in its current state.
EU-Mercosur: leaked treaty has no climate protection, undermines democracy
International agreements must have the protection of people and nature at their core, not as a ‘nice-to-have’ – this deal doesn’t measure up and must be scrapped.
EU-Mercosur FTA: draft text (June 2020)
As leaked by Greenpeace
EU-Mercosur mythbuster
We’ve made this mythbuster to unpick powerful economic interests’ spin on this toxic deal.
Felipe Solá: Argentina won’t stop or reject EU-Mercosur trade deal
Argentina Foreign minister says country has “changed stance” on free-trade agreement and will debate it in Congress when environmental concerns are solved.
Burning Amazonia: A global corporate crime
The Mercosur-EU free trade agreement is set to intensify trends of territorial expansion, will contribute to the climate crisis, and will directly impact the rights, territories and ways of life of Amazon peoples.
Luxembourg opposes the draft EU-Mercosur agreement
The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it "will not be able to give its support" to the signing of the EU-Mercosur agreement, asking for "additional commitments in the fight against climate change and deforestation.
‘It would be wrong’ – Varadkar puts brakes on Mercosur deal
Ireland’s Prime Minister has indicated that he will not be bringing the Mercosur trade agreement for ratification to the Parliament this year or for the foreseeable future.
Time is ticking to stop the EU-Mercosur trade deal
For the EU Commission to remain steadfast in supporting this deal, whilst simultaneously tabling an increase of the EU’s 2030 climate target, is entirely contradictory.
Key EU states worry South America trade pact may hurt Amazon
EU countries remained divided on whether to approve a preliminary free trade deal with South American countries because of concerns related to the Amazon deforestation and the respect of European standards.
France says opposes EU-Mercosur trade deal over deforestation concerns
France remains opposed to a free trade deal in its current proposed form between the EU and South American countries due to “major” concerns about deforestation in the region, the government said.