The E.U. now has a new law to help fight global deforestation, and it could be a gamechanger for protecting the world’s forests.
This law is the result of millions of voices standing against deforestation, hundreds of campaigning organizations pushing for strong legal rules, scientists, Indigenous activists and leaders, and prominent artists around the world pushing lawmakers to take bold action. Of course, there are still improvements and progress to be made, especially regarding Indigenous rights, but this new law is a big step forward.
Dozens of celebrities and activists signed an open letter promoted by Artists for Amazonia calling for this law’s approval. We’re proud to have stood together and will keep fighting to protect people and nature everywhere.