Last year, the fires in the Amazon caught the attention of media and the public. A year later the fires are still raging across the world's largest rainforest. Despite the public awareness, military mobilization and burning ban there had only been an 8% reduction in fires between mid-July and mid-August compared with last year*.
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president, stated that he would open the Amazon up to development when he took office in January of 2019.
Bolsonaro is desperate to close a multimillion-dollar trade deal with the European Union, but with the forest ablaze, EU leaders are considering last-minute changes to build Amazon protections into the deal.
Sign this petition to tell EU leaders to suspend the ratification of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement until President Bolsonaro takes effective measures to protect the Amazon and the rights of forest defenders, and comply with the Paris climate agreement