OCAA analyzes the side letter of the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

11 de May de 2023 | News

May 11, 2023 | News

By Sara Leal*

In March this year, the European proposal for a side letter to strengthen environmental commitments of the Chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur was leaked.

To make a critical analysis of the document, the Amazon Observatory on Trade and Environment (OCAA) will broadcast next Thursday, May 18th, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm (CET time), a new episode of the OCAA Webinars series.

The virtual meeting is open to the public and will bring a brief presentation of the EU-Mercosur Agreement itself and its environmental commitments. The debate will be broadcast live, in Portuguese, with simultaneous translation into English.

To register and follow the debate, click here.

Check out the program:  

  • General presentation of the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement and the TSD – Lia Valls, professor at UERJ, associated researcher at IBRE/FGV and sênior fellow at Cebri
  • Presentation and critical evaluation of the European side letter proposal – Sandra Rios, director and researcher of CINDES and member of the OCAA
  • Opening for interactive debate between presenters and audience

The event will be moderated by Cintya Feitosa, international relations advisor of the Climate and Society Institute (iCS) and member of the OCAA.

About OCAA 

The Amazon Observatory onTrade and Environment (OCAA) is a platform that brings together qualified information on the relationship between international trade and the environment in the Amazon, stimulating dialogue based on science and the engagement of various actors in society for socioeconomic and environmental prosperity in the Amazon.

It was founded by four civil society organizations: IPAM (Amazon Environmental Research Institute), Cindes (Center for Integration and Development Studies), ICS (Climate and Society Institute) and Imazon (Amazon Institute of Man and Environment).

To receive the main news about trade and the environment in the Amazon, subscribe to the OCAA newsletter by clicking here.


*Communication Coordinator at IPAM, sara.pereira@ipam.org.br

This project is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Find out more at un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals.

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