Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Friday said the Amazon desertification alert was “the same old nonsense” and blamed the opposition for those reports which were aimed at denting the country's image and scaring away investors.
Negotiations between Brazil's Government and entrepreneur Elon Musk to make the internet available to people in the Amazon region were announced Wednesday.
Brazil's Environment Minister Joaquim Leite Wednesday demanded attendees at Glasgow's COP26 Summit that it was up to the wealthiest countries in the world to provide for the financing of the developing nations' clean development strategies.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro insisted his country was a part of the solution and not of the problem of climate change. Bolsonaro's remarks came after the participation of Environment Minister Joaquim Leite in a side event at the UN COP 26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, which the Brazilian head of state chose not to attend and stay in Italy instead.
Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture estimated this week 1 million hectares per year will suffer deforestation until the year 2030, despite Vice President Hamilton Mourão's announcement Monday that plans to avoid it would be announced at the upcoming 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26) in Glasgow.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Thursday announced while on an official trip to Colombia that his country would launch a regional pact to reduce deforestation throughout the Amazon
President Jair Bolsonaro highlighted on Tuesday, in New York, Brazil's work on environmental preservation and the fight against climate change. He also emphasized that he always defended fighting the virus and unemployment simultaneously and with the same responsibility, and claimed lockdowns have “left a legacy of inflation, particularly in foodstuffs around the world.”
According to the Botanic Gardens Conservation International, World Forestry Report published Wednesday, one-third of the forest wealth in Latin America and the Caribbean is under threat of extinction.
Brazil's Ministry of Justice and Public Security Thursday announced that more than 6,000 so-called “guardians of the biome” will be deployed for the prevention of repression and investigation of fires in jungles and forests throughout the country.
A new poll shows that the grand majority of Europe’s people favors implementing effective protections of the Brazilian Amazon, ending deforestation there, before the EU agrees to ratify the free trade agreement with Mercosur (composed of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay).