Who set Amazonia on fire

Start: Thursday, September 05, 2019 5:30 PM

End: Thursday, September 05, 2019 8:00 PM


Unprecedented fires are ravaging the Amazon - more than 74,000 fires in this year alone, an 84% increase over last year. This is an international tragedy and a dangerous contribution to climate chaos.

Indigenous earth defenders have put out an urgent call for international solidarity- Amazon Watch, the National Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), and Extinction Rebellion are mobilizing a Global Day of Action for the Amazon on September 5, 2019. Focus should not only be directed at Brazilian embassies or consulates, but also at the offices of the corporations profiting from Amazon destruction.

Protecting forests and upholding the rights of Indigenous people is one of the most effective defenses we have against climate breakdown. This is where we draw the line. We’ve had enough of companies promising they care about the environment while continuing to drive forest destruction. They need to act now - while there are still forests left to protect.


For more information on the corporations behind Amazon deforestation, visit Amazonwatch.org/amazonfires