This week, at International Trade Questions, I asked the Government to use its leverage in trade negotiations to help prevent deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Watch the clip here.
This is more vital than ever, as we have just received devastating new evidence that the Amazon is now a net source of carbon emissions, rather than a net carbon sink.
Despite rampant deforestation, Bolsonaro’s Government is pushing through land-grabbing legislation that will make the problem even worse. I urged the Government to rule out any trade agreement with Brazil if this legislation goes through.