27. Januar 2021
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 stop deforestation.
The trade agreement should meet environmental and social standards and create a precedent for future trade deals, but it does not even include specific enforceable provisions to stop it from driving deforestation and human rights abuses.