Letter to OCDE Ambassadors

Following press reports that the OECD is considering granting Brazil’s request to open accession discussions, and the announcement that deforestation has dramatically risen for the third consecutive year in the Amazon, we urge you to send a clear signal to the government of President Jair Bolsonaro that reducing deforestation in the Amazon, as well as demonstrating concrete results in reducing impunity for violence against forest defenders and for environmental crimes, are essential steps to initiate this process and eventually gain permanent membership.