In the last 12 months, climate change and the destruction of nature have become impossible to ignore. Millions of people took to the streets as wildfires raged and heatwaves threatened lives – hitting many of the communities least responsible hardest. 2020 will kickstart a decade of change so forests, oceans and the climate can be restored and renewed.
Over the last six weeks, 11 Indigenous leaders and activists from across Brazil have travelled through Europe demanding action against the escalating threats to their lives, lands and forests under the Bolsonaro government.
Indigenous Peoples are on the frontlines of the climate crisis – and are some of the best defenders against it. But they are threatened with violence and structural, institutionalised racism. Their lands are destroyed by industry and they are killed with alarming regularity across the world – particularly in Brazil.
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Brazilian president Bolsonaro’s policies have seen a huge increase in invasions of protected Indigenous lands by industries such as agriculture and mining. Indigenous land defenders are rising up. Here are their stories.
Palm oil is used in all sorts of everyday products from shampoo to chocolate, but it’s been disastrous for the world’s forests. Here are five not-so-fun facts about ‘certified sustainable’ palm oil, which is often anything but.
Brazil’s environment minister Ricardo Salles went on a tour of the US and Europe to reassure governments and business over the fires crisis in the Amazon. It did not go to plan.