Indigenous groups call for new EU laws on deforestation

A delegation of Brazilian indigenous groups have met with EU lawmakers to raise concerns over a lack of regulation for deforestation and condemn the Mercosur trade deal

A delegation of Brazilian indigenous groups have met with EU lawmakers to raise concerns over a lack of regulation for deforestation and condemn the Mercosur trade deal.

A group of leaders from the Association of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples (ABIP) met with members of European Parliament and the Commission on Wednesday to discuss the contribution of EU trade to global deforestation. 

The delegation’s visit to Brussels comes days after indigenous campaigner, Paulo Paulino Guajajara, was killed in an ambush by illegal loggers in an Amazon reservation last Friday. Before the meeting, the group demonstrated outside the Commission with the message “Europe buying – forests burning”. 

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