Forest protection likely to be new priority for EU Parliament

By |september 12th, 2019|agriculture industry, beef, Brazil, European Commission, European Parliament, forest fires, forests, Jair Bolsonaro, News, soya|

Large areas of forest are being cleared worldwide for the agricultural industry. Although the EU requires its contracting partners to protect the environment,  it lacks the means for enforcement. Environmentalists and the European Parliament see an urgent need for action. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Protein discussion likely to be on next European Commission agenda

By |avgust 30th, 2019|agriculture, Brazil, Emmanuel Macron, France, News, Paris Climate Agreement, plant-based protein, soya, vegetable oils|

Fires that consume the Amazon rainforest are often started by farmers who are attempting to meet the growing demand for soybeans. Now, France wants to convince its European partners of the EU's potential role as a leader on the plant protein market. EU...

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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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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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Global appetite for beef, soy fuels Amazon fires

By |avgust 26th, 2019|Amazon, Brazil, deforestation, EU-Mercosur, News, soy|

Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy and beef.

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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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Post-COP24 stocktake praises Katowice rulebook, ‘Cañete’s baby’

By |januar 24th, 2019|Brazil, COP24, Michał Kurtyka, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Paris Agreement|

In December, international negotiators managed to agree the set of rules needed to “bring the Paris Agreement to life”. But unfinished business and a tight schedule mean that the job of honouring the landmark deal is far from done.

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EU backs self-proclaimed president Guaido, says voice of Venezuelan people ‘cannot be ignored’

By |januar 24th, 2019|Brazil, Cuba, Donald Trump, Donald Tusk, Federica Mogherini, Jair Bolsonaro, Juan Guaido, News, Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela, Venezuelan Opposition|

The European Union said Wednesday (23 January) that the voice of the Venezuelan people "cannot be ignored" and called for "free and credible elections" after the South American country's parliament leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday (23 January).

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Brazil, as well as the US, pushes for less regulation and lower taxation in Davos

By |januar 22nd, 2019|Brazil, Davos 2019, global economy, Jair Bolsonaro, Michael Pompeo, News, US administration, World Economic Forum|

Less regulation and lower taxation rank at the top of their respective political agendas, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo successively told participants at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos (Switzerland) on  Tuesday (22 January).

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