Europe’s overloaded land is driving forest destruction and climate breakdown

By |september 27th, 2019|agricultural land, Amazon rainforest, deforestation, News|

Europe’s hunger for land is driving deforestation around the world, and makes the EU complicit in the Amazon fires. To save the Amazon and fight climate breakdown, EU farming policy has to change, writes Marco Contiero.

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UN climate summit, day #2: Few announcements in the end – ‘How dare you’

By |september 24th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, coal, European Union, fossil fuels, France, Germany, Greece, Green Climate Fund, Green finance, News, UN Climate Action Summit, UNGA 2019|

Over this special series on the UN climate action summit (23-25 September), EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on in New York and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An angry Greta Thunberg, a technical Angela Merkel, a p...

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U-turn: Bolsonaro open to foreign aid to fight Amazon fires

By |avgust 28th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, Brazil, forest fires, G7, ILUC, Jair Bolsonaro, News|

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesman said Tuesday (27 August).

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This summer has been catastrophic for the world’s forests

By |avgust 27th, 2019|Africa, Amazon rainforest, forest fires, News, Siberia|

The world's largest forests, which include those in the Amazon, Equatorial and Siberian regions, have suffered from severe forest fires this summer. These forests play a key role in protecting the climate, as they are crucial for terrestrial carbon seq...

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Bolsonaro rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon forest fires

By |avgust 27th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, Brazil, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, forest fires, ILUC, Jair Bolsonaro, News|

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday (26 August) offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist.

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EU ambassador says Mercosur trade deal unaffected by Amazon wildfires

By |avgust 26th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, News, The Capitals|

A trade deal between Europe and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) provides a clear commitment to the Paris Agreement in combatting climate change, the new EU ambassador in Brasilia, Ignácio Ybáñez, told EURACTIV’s partner EFE in an...

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G7 wrap-up: Trump deepens G7 divisions by pushing for Russia’s readmission

By |avgust 26th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, Brexit, China, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, G7, G7 summit, Iran, News, Russia|

The readmission of Russia in the Group of Seven most industrialised countries became a bone of contention between Donald Trump and his partners during a summit held in Biarritz (France), as the Europeans and Canada insisted on maintaining the group as a “club of liberal democracies”.

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As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Amazon rainforest, António Guterres, Brazil, Climate Change, Emmanuel Macron, environmental disaster, forest fires, G7 summit, ILUC, Jair Bolsonaro, News, United Nations|

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday (22 August) admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.

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German development minister: To protect the Amazon rainforest, greater commitment is needed

By |julij 15th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, Brazil, climate protection, deforestation, European Union, Gerd Mueller, Germany, Jair Bolsonaro, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV's media partner Deutsche Welle, Germany's Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Müller spoke about his trip to Brazil and Germany's role in stopping the Amazon rainforest' continued deforestation.

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