Provisions in the EU-Mercosur FTA conflict with ambitious climate action. If enacted, the agreement would result in an increase in EU imports of primary agricultural commodities from a region critical for maintaining global biodiversity and regulating climate. Based on available information, if ratified, the EU-Mercosur agreement would:
- Incentivize socially and environmentally destructive land use change, edging the Amazon further towards its “tipping point”
- Facilitate further destruction of the Gran Chaco and the Cerrado
- Increase greenhouse gas emissions, undermining climate goals in both regions
- Fail to ensure supply chain traceability and sustainability standards, effectively empowering agribusinesses in both regions to expand business as usual
Read more factsheets on the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement here.