Slash-and-burn forest clearing along the Rio Xingu (Xingu River) in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil


The EU-Mercosur Agreement: A threat to the environment and livelihoods?

A Greens/EFA Conference



The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, due to be voted by the European Parliament during this mandate, will be discussed in detail with researchers, experts and civil society. The event is open to all and will be livestreamed on the day.

Interpretation: DE, FR, ES, PT, EN

15:00IntroductionMolly Scott Cato & Yannick Jadot

15:10: Remarks by Sandra Gallina, Deputy Director General, DG Trade DG Trade 

15:25: Panel I: Analysing the agreement: researchers and experts review aspects of the text 

Chair: Anna Cavazzini + 3 speakers (40 min + 10 min Q&A)


Luciana Ghiotto, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) Transnational Institute, (TNI)

Mathilde Dupré, Co-Director of the Institut Veblen

              Bettina Müller, PowerShift

16:15:  coffee break (15 min)  

16:30: Panel II:

Impact on the ground: dialogue with concerned parties from Mercosur countries

(40 min + 10 min Q&A)

Chair: Grace O’Sullivan


Daniel Wilkinson, Acting Director, Environment and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Jimena Reyes, America's Director, FIDH (tbc) 

Representative of the Guajajara community (videolink, tbc) 


17:20: Panel III: Land, food and farming: dialogue with concerned parties in Europe

Chair: Martin Hausling (40 min + 10 min Q&A)


Pippa Hackett, Senator and beef farmer

Lindsay Duffield, FERN 

Ismail Doga Karatepe International Centre for Development and Decent Work Kassel, University of Kassel University

18:00: Closing remarks- Saskia Bricmont (5 min) 

18:30 - conference ends