Webinar: How can Europe support Brazil in overcoming its current humanitarian and environmental crisis?

15. Juni 2020 um 17:00 – 18:30


Brazil is in crisis – find out why COVID- 19 is “just” the tip of the iceberg.
The Brazilian minister for Environment has recommended making use out of the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic to deregulate environmental protection in the Amazon at a time when media attention is elsewhere. It’s time to lift the curtain and reveal the multiple crises Brazil is facing. Let´s have a serious discussion about what support Europe could bring about.The aim of this event is to learn from indigenous representatives about their real needs and the crucial role Europe could play in supporting Brazil out of its crises.

Brazilian civil society and indigenous representatives will share their perspective on the situation in their country: what does the current instrumentalisation of the crisis in order to speed up deforestation and environmental destruction mean for them and how can Europe support?

European politicians will respond to this and give their opinion on what Europe can do to help. Is the Mercosur trade agreement a tool to stop environmental destruction in Brazil? Should the agreement be cancelled altogether, improved, or used as leverage to discourage current attacks on the Amazon and its people? Are there other ways to help?

Anna Cavazzini, Member of European Parliament (Alliance 90/The Greens)
Dinamam Tuxa/Kreta Kaingang, APIB (Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation)
Kathleen Van Brempt, Member of European Parliament (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats)
Marcio Astrini, Observatório do Clima

Jun 15, 2020 05:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna