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Amazonia is just one of the world's problems: each has its own

The UK has expressed concerns about the situation in the Amazon on a number of fronts., including environmental and human rights issues.

Regarding environmental issues, the UK has expressed concerns about environmental degradation in the Amazon region due to deforestation and climate change. The Amazon is considered one of the main lungs of the world, and its destruction could have serious effects on the global climate. The UK has been pressuring Brazil to take action to tackle deforestation and climate change, and has provided technical and financial assistance to help the country in these efforts..

Besides that, the UK has raised concerns about human rights in the Amazon region, including violence against indigenous peoples and local communities living in the area. These communities are often affected by deforestation and agricultural and mining expansion., which can lead to the loss of their territories and livelihoods. The United Kingdom has asked Brazil to take measures to protect the rights of these communities and respect international human rights agreements..

Recently, there were also specific concerns about the approval of bills by the Brazilian government that could facilitate the exploitation of natural resources in the Amazon region, including indigenous lands and conservation units. Upon being surprised by the agreement, together with other countries and international organizations, has asked Brazil to reconsider these measures and consult affected communities before taking any decision.

Without taking away the importance of protecting the Amazon, that must be preserved with much more intensity than Brazil has done, it is also important to look at the environmental issue as a whole. This means that all countries must take responsibility for implementing actions to protect the environment that are within their reach..

British fishing in the North Sea has a significant impact on the environment. The region is one of the most productive fishing areas in the world., and intensive and unsustainable fishing practices can have negative impacts on biodiversity and marine ecosystems.

One of the main concerns is overfishing., which occurs when the level of capture is greater than the regeneration capacity of the species. This can lead to a decrease in the fish population., directly impacting the food chain and reducing the biodiversity of the region. The North Sea has already suffered a significant reduction in fish species, such as cod and herring, due to overfishing.

Besides that, trawling is often used in the region, which can cause significant damage to marine ecosystems. Trawling is a fishing technique that consists of dragging a net along the bottom of the sea to capture fish and other marine organisms.. This technique can cause damage to important habitats for other species., such as corals and algae, in addition to capturing species that are not the target of fishing, like sharks and turtles.

Another concern is discarding unwanted catches.. Fishermen often throw fish that are not the target of fishing back into the sea., but which were captured together with the desired species. This disposal can have a significant impact on the ecosystem, as discarded species may die or be damaged before being released back into the sea.

Besides that, British fishing in the North Sea could also have a significant impact on seabirds, which are often attracted to fishing boats and can be accidentally caught in fishing nets. This can have a negative impact on the seabird population., many of which already face significant threats due to habitat loss and other environmental pressures.

This is just one of the cases that shows the need to think about the environmental issue in a broader way and not just considering the Amazon as if it were the only discussion that should be addressed at a global level..

Rodrigo Cintra
Post-Doctorate in Territorial Competitiveness and Creative Industries, by Dinâmia - Center for the Study of Socioeconomic Change, of the Higher Institute of Labor and Enterprise Sciences (ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal). PhD in International Relations from the University of Brasília (2007). He is Executive Director of Mapa Mundi. ORCID