Join the world in telling Brazil "No" to Amazon deforestation!
The Brazilian Congress, influenced by the agribusiness sector, seeks to change the Forest Code in Brazil to open more of the Amazon rainforest to be cleared. Not only will this destroy forested areas in the Amazon no longer protected by the Forest Code but the clearing and burning of these lands will release millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere—making the impacts of climate change worse.
If these changes to the Forest Code pass, they will stimulate deforestation, increased greenhouse gas emissions, land grabbing, and disputes over land rights in the Amazon. The Forest Code would legally allow for millions of acres of the Amazon to be deforested and then burned to further clear the land for grazing cattle or planting soy.
All of this could happen under the protection of the law if we don’t stop it. Please join the world in sending the message below to the Brazilian Congress today. It’s important they recognize the world depends on the Amazon for our survival and the entire planet is watching Brazil.