The bushfires in Australia are horrific -- and they’re a sure sign of what’s to come if we don’t act quickly to reverse climate change.
Yet the EU and Australia are about to pour fuel on the blaze -- by signing a trade deal that the EU’s own “sustainability impact assessment” says could accelerate “biodiversity loss with negative impacts on climate change” all in the name of cheap livestock!
This is an emergency. And across Europe, no one knows about this deal. We need to make it famous -- fast.
The EU is fast-tracking negotiations, with a near-unprecedented five rounds of talks in the past seven months. And the next set of negotiations are just around the corner.
Yes -- I’ll sign the emergency petition demanding the EU halt the Australia trade deal!
Scientists agree that wildfires like Australia’s -- which have claimed the lives of at least 24 people and 480 million animals, and destroyed more than 14 million acres of forest -- will only get bigger and more devastating as global temperatures rise.
The EU is making a show of tackling the climate crisis with its much-trumpeted Green Deal -- but at the same time, it’s powering through a dirty free trade agreement that its own analysts said would lead to biodiversity loss and a net rise in carbon emissions..
Europe could be using these trade negotiations to push Australia to meet its climate targets -- which it’s been failing miserably at since signing the Paris Agreement. Instead, it’s encouraging Australian corporations to clear land to produce beef and sheep for EU markets, at the expense of clean air and healthy forests.
Tell the EU: No trade deal while Australia burns!
You and I already linked up with millions around the world to block TTIP, the disastrous North American trade agreement that would’ve flooded Europe with unregulated meat. When the Amazon rainforest was ablaze, hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members like you came together against the EU’s ugly deal with Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil and the rest of the Mercosur region, rallying the governments of Austria, France and Ireland to the cause. Together we successfully poured sand in the gears of a climate-wrecking trade deal, and now we must rally again.
EU: Stop this climate-wrecking trade deal with Australia now!