Thank you for getting involved! Please find your local MEP’s email address here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/home and email them the following message:
The agricultural products imported to the European Union are connected to substantial negative environmental and social impacts abroad. Trade negotiations are a unique opportunity to change this.
At the moment, trade negotiations between the EU and Brazil are ongoing. Given accelerating deforestation and violent conflict with Brazilian Indigenous groups, hundreds of scientists in the European Union and Indigenous groups in Brazil are calling on the EU to make trade negotiations with Brazil conditional on:
(i) upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
(ii) improving procedures to trace high-risk commodities; and,
(iii) consulting with, and gaining consent, from Indigenous Peoples and local communities to define criteria for traded commodities.
Please visit EUBrazilTrade.org to add your voice to this important initiative.
This is a rare opportunity to take a stand in relation to the environment and human rights.