Open Letter to the UK Prime Minister on World Amazon Day 2021

A coalition of NGOs, Indigenous Peoples’ groups, scientists and academics is urging the Prime Minister to act on tropical deforestation and human rights abuses.

In Brazil, the Congress is currently considering new legislation that would legalise illegal land grabbing in the Amazon. Such destruction of the Amazon has dire implications for the Amazon’s Indigenous peoples and local communities, and for global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change. The UK Government has a unique opportunity to act to reduce these impacts.

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