Indigenous leaders and human rights defenders demand urgent EU action on deforestation

June 28, 2018

Indigenous leaders and human rights activists from Liberia, Indonesia and Colombia will come to Brussels on June 29 to deliver a petition signed by 156 000+ people urging European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to uphold the European Union’s international commitment to halt deforestation by 2020 by supporting an EU Action Plan to protect forests and respect forest peoples’ rights.

This press release explains why EU action on deforestation is urgent and gives the opinion of NGO representatives. 

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