April 14, 2021
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In December 2020, Brazil had an auction, and Amazon lands were sold to the fossil fuel industry. Learn more about it and see how you can engage with us.

Deforestation and other threats faced by indigenous peoples in the Amazon region have increased dramatically in recent years. In all likelihood, those will increase even further due to the lack of regulation and the licensing of land for oil extraction and mining in territories held to be sacred.

350.org has been working to defend Amazon since 2015. That same year, we won a ban on oil and shale gas extraction in the Juruá Valley. At that point, Petrobrás could not carry out any activity related to the extraction, including flyovers or research.

Embaixada brasileira em Londres é alvo de protestos sobre a Amazônia | Exame

And yet, the fight must go on!

What is the Amazon we want?

In Peru, there were about 500 oil spills between 2000 and 2019. In the Ecuadorian Amazon, there were more than 900 spills between 2005 and 2015.

Data: Amazon Frontlines | National Coordinator of Human Derechos of Peru

In December 2020, Brazil had an auction, and Amazon lands were sold to the fossil fuel industry. 350 were there protesting in front of the event with Cacique Ninawa Huni Kui, spiritual leader and chief of the Huni Kuin people in Pan Amazonia, and Alexandre Anderson, National leader of the artisanal fishermen community in Brazil, who also has been affected by the industry. 

Eneva, a Brazillian company that has 23% of its business controlled by an investment bank called BTG Pactual, bid for the drilling blocks in the Amazon. 

BTG Pactual has a strong appeal for ESG investments (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance), but being part of Eneva, they are actually involved in many fossil fuel projects including ones in Pantanal and now Amazon – important biomes in Latin America. 

We must stop them!  

The dismantling of environmental policies means grave consequences for the whole world. Deforestation and the granting of land for oil extraction and mining, in addition to harming thousands of local families, contribute significantly to global warming and climate change.

SEE HERE: How to show solidarity and put pressure on polluters

Before you go:

We have many materials of our campaign in Amazon! You are more than invited to download and share on your social media!

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In December 2020, Amazon lands were sold to the fossil fuel industry in an auction in Brazil. Stand with the Guardians of the Amazon. PHOTO: LANDAU – 350.org

How to show solidarity and put pressure on polluters

1- Tweet to polluters:

@enevabrasil @BTGPDigital The Amazon is unique, preserving intelligently is a matter of whether the planet survives. To exploit oil and gas in the Amazon is to contaminate its rivers and poison the arteries of the Earth.  #JustRecovery #ResistenciaAmazônica #AmazonResistance

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@enevabrasil @BTGPDigital it is absurd that in the midst of the climatic and sanitary crisis you are going to invest in fossil fuels in the Amazon and put several lives at risk! Keep fossil fuels in the ground! #JustRecovery #AmazonResistance #AmazonResistance

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2- Send an e-mail to Eneva’s CEO asking him to leave Amazon lands. 

Let’s say to Eneva’s CEO to keep fossil fuel in the ground and invests in renewable energy. It is time to change!

Click here to send an e-mail to Eneva’s CEO and write:

Pedro Zinner,

The Amazon is unique, preserving intelligently is a matter of whether the planet survives. To exploit oil and gas in the Amazon is to contaminate its rivers and poison the arteries of the Earth. Keep the fossil fuels in the ground! It is absurd that in the midst of the climatic and sanitary crisis you are going to invest in fossil fuels in the Amazon and put several lives at risk!

Your Name

Organizações apontam que terras indígenas podem ser impactadas por exploração de gás e petróleo no Amazonas

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Understand the full story behind (English blogpost)

Resistência Amazônica (Português)

Resistencia Amazónica (Español)




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