Wildfires and deforestation in Brazil are increasing and have reached dangerous levels. The existence of the entire Amazon rainforests is endangered and once a certain tipping point is reached, the rainforest ecosystem could collapse. To stop this trend, urgent action is needed at all levels – from politics to businesses to consumers.
After its first attempt in 2020, the Brazilian government is once again trying to introduce legislation that would grant amnesty for illegal land grabbing and deforestation, downsize protected areas, and open up indigenous lands and protected areas to large-scale construction projects. These activities will have a negative impact on the environment and indigenous lands. ALDI is joining forces with other international companies and environmental organisations to highlight the importance of protecting the Amazon and indigenous territories in 2021 and beyond.