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Deforestation: Brazil Amazon states want to deal directly with Norway and Germany

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 - 09:50 UTC
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Brazilian states containing the country’s Amazon rainforest said they want to negotiate directly with European nations who fund projects to curb deforestation after changes proposed by the federal government led Norway and Germany to suspend donations. Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    This is Sao Paulo today, 4PM. The cloud from the burning of Amazon rainforest in Rondonia, covered the city. Sao Paulo is 2466 km (1532 miles) distant from Porto Velho.
    The Amazon effect: how deforestation is starving São Paulo of water. It is one of three mega-projects that will together cost close to R$3bn (£695m) - a huge chunk of Sapesb's budget - but should provide enough extra back-up capacity to withstand a drought as bad as the one that hit two years ago.

    Aug 21st, 2019 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    You and yours should thank me. If it wasn't for my and mine's interference, the burnt area burnt would be threefold. I'm not asking for forgiveness! If Brazil elected an idiot to rule, do you expect me to commit suicide?

    Aug 21st, 2019 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “The president lashed out at the move by the Europeans, and said Brazil would not take any lessons from donor countries.”

    Yeah, why would you want to take lessons from prosperous and successful countries? There's plenty of poor and miserable authoritarian states you can use as role models.

    Brasileiro, what on earth are you talking about?

    Aug 22nd, 2019 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    The world has the power to make Brazil’s Bolsonaro pay for his destruction of the Amazon
    The best weapon against the far-right president is to hurt the Brazilian economy.
    Macron Urges G7 Members To Put Amazon Fires At Top Of Agenda
    “Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet's oxygen – is on fire,” Macron wrote in a tweet Thursday. “It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days!”

    Aug 23rd, 2019 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Do you know what the problem is, Terrence? Europe and North America want to be the good guys in history. After having supported and funded a Nazi to rule my country, did they want the South American Hitler to be quiet in the corner? It is the fault of European and North American voices who always seek their own interests. Good thing humanity is changing ...
    Regarding a possible boycott of Europe over our exports, I ask: Which ones? We don't export anything to you.

    Aug 23rd, 2019 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “after having supported and funded a Nazi” It is pretty obvious that is only the USA.
    But he was elected by Brazilians, stupid is as stupid does. “Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.” Edmund Burke.

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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