A new Forest Code bill is being proposed that severely weakens protections for the Amazon rainforest and opens up vast areas to destruction. The bill has already passed t through the Brazilian Senate and it is now up to the Brazilian President Dilma to decide whether it becomes law.
Brazilian President Dilma cares about Brazil’s global reputation and wants to be a global leader.
Let her know that the world is watching and urge her to veto the new Forest Code bill!
Right now Brazilian President Dilma can save the Amazon rainforest from destruction by vetoing this new Forest Code bill. You can send her a message now.
I understand that this disturbing reversal is linked to the proposal to make major changes to the Forest Code the main law protecting the rainforest in Brazil. If more deforestation is permitted, forest loss will increase.
Brazil's fight against deforestation and its commitment to protect the majestic Amazon rainforest is one that we all appreciate, not only for the sake of the biodiversity and forest dependent communities, but also because it is an essential element in the efforts worldwide to combat climate change.
President Dilma, it is up to you to decide the new law and fulfil your international promises: reduce deforestation by at least 80% by 2020, and keep Brazil as a forerunner in tackling climate change through halting deforestation.
You can save the Amazon from destruction. President Dilma, please veto the new forest code bill before it is too late.