The Amazon rainforest stabilizes regional and global weather patterns, drives rainfall and helps curtail climate change, but it is reaching an irreversible tipping point which threatens our climate and collective future, requiring urgent action.
Indigenous peoples have effectively conserved their rainforest territories for millenia and yet their rights, lives and territories are facing increasing threats. Defending the defenders of the Amazon is an environmental, human rights, and racial justice priority.
The Amazon is also home to the largest and most biodiverse collection of flora and fauna. Protecting the rainforests is critical to preventing mass extinction.
Protecting the Amazon is essential to preserving the future of life on Earth. Young people are organizing in defense of the Amazon. They recognize that their future on a livable planet is at risk if the Amazon rainforest experiences ecological collapse, and its people and cultures are destroyed.
This powerful Platform is built on the premise that global governments must lead policy that preserves and protects the Amazon rainforest and it’s indigenous inhabitants.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created an additional crisis for indigenous and traditional peoples across the Amazon Basin. In response, they have called for an immediate moratorium on any activity that includes the entering of foreign persons into indigenous territories, the development of mining activities, logging, oil exploration and extraction, industrial agriculture, religious proselytization, or increased militarization.
Demand that Amazonian governments and corporations doing business there follow through with concrete action and immediately cease all destructive and extractive activities on indigenous lands!
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