Brazil's Environment Minister Marina Silva Wednesday said Denmark might donate R$ 110 million (US$ 22.4 million) to the Amazon Fund between 2024 and 2026, in exchange for which the South American country should pledge to fight deforestation, Agência Brasil reported.
Presidents Gustavo Petro of Colombia and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil convened Saturday at the so-called Leticia Summit in the capital of southern Colombia's Amazonas department to discuss the deterioration of the Amazon rainforest and share experiences on the issue.
Fulfilling a campaign promise, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday officially recognized approximately 207,199 hectares (800 square miles) of six ancestral territories, the two largest of which are in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest and a key carbon absorption site that helps moderate climate change, it was reported.
Dozens of Amazon indigenous leaders have gathered in the heart of the threatened rainforest to form an alliance against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy and his threats to throw their homelands open to mining concerns.
Ex Brazilian president Lula da Silva has accused the incumbent leader Jair Bolsonaro of “stupidity” and of been guided ideologically by someone that doesn't believe the world is round, all of which has thrown into the drain, the country's reputation.
Leonardo Di Caprio's environmental organization is putting US$5m towards helping the Amazon rainforest after the recent surge in fires there. Earth Alliance will give the money to local groups and indigenous communities as they work to protect the Amazon.
Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data showed, as thousands of troops were made available to help fight the worst blazes in years following a global outcry. Multiple fires billowing huge plumes of smoke into the air were seen across a vast area of the northwestern state of Rondonia.
G7 leaders gathering in France this weekend plan to hammer out “concrete measures” in response to the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest, putting them on a collision course with Brazil's rightwing leader.
Norway has suspended funding that was supporting measures to curb deforestation in Brazil after the country blocked the operations of a fund receiving the aid, the Norwegian ministry of climate and environment said on Thursday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested on Friday that people poop every other day as a way to save the environment after he came under fire for a surge in deforestation of the Amazon since he came to power.