Germany, Brazil, and the Portuguese EU Council Presidency are pushing for the trade agreement to be concluded quickly.
We have to prevent that!
Greenpeace is working to ensure that the toxic deal does not materialize.
The trade agreement between the EU and the South American Mercosur countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay is about to be concluded.
The Gran Chaco – stretches across the border region of Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Nowhere in the world is clearing for the cultivation of soy progressing faster than here for soy planting.
The deal aims to lower tariffs on agricultural products like beef. For these products, more and more rainforest is being destroyed in the Amazon region – often by slash and burn.
The huge biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest and the Pantanal is threatened: jaguars, sloths, and many other animal species are displaced or die in the fires.
Customs duties on pesticides “made in Germany” should also be dropped.
This would deliver even more toxic chemicals to South America that cannot be used in the EU.
There they poison the soil and water and kill plants and animals – and also endanger the health of the people who are exposed to them.
Environmental protection also means wise trade policy !!
Humans destroy and poison important natural areas and CO2 stores.
Unique habitats such as the Amazon rainforest and the Pantanal are at risk, and reckless policies give land robbers additional encouragement.
As a result, more fires are burning in Brazil than there have been for years. The intensive industrial agriculture depends on the drip of pesticides, the massive use of these poisons leaves its mark on people and the environment.
We are destroying our best allies against the climate crisis – the last primeval forests on earth and poisoning the habitat for all living beings.
Consistent nature conservation and the expansion of protected areas are life insurance for people and animals. Because the well-being of humans is linked to the well-being of other living beings and entire ecosystems.
We have to see ourselves as part of nature instead of continuing to destroy it!
International trade must focus on people and nature – and not on corporate profits. If EU-Mercosur cuts tariffs on agricultural products such as beef and poultry as well as pesticides and cars, the agreement will further fuel the destruction of nature and the climate crisis.
That mustn’t happen! Greenpeace is therefore working to ensure that the deal does not come about.
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And I mean…The EU has been negotiating with Mercosur for twenty years, with no result. And now, with Bolsonaro of all people, everything suddenly happened very quickly. Chancellor Merkel in particular has pushed for this quick deal.
European cars, that is, industrial goods, against South American beef, poultry, and raw material
That is essentially what was agreed with the deal.
Business is business and the rules of capitalism do not include the protection of the environment, the climate, and human rights.
This leaves Bolsonaro’s devastating policies on the Mercosur deal with no consequences.
Europe must not look the other way when human rights, the environment, and the climate are trampled on. We have to pull the emergency brake and stop the conclusion of the EU-Mercosur agreement in this form.
We, therefore, urge the Federal Government and the EU Commission: No “keep it up” !!
Stop working on the current EU trade agreement with Mercosur.
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My best regards to all, Venus