Illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon will end by 2030. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro promised this in a letter to his US counterpart, Joe Biden, on Thursday.
The right-wing populist leader said that this goal could only be achieved with “substantial resources” and that he hoped to obtain “every possible support” from the international community and businessmen.
“We would like to reiterate our unequivocal support for your efforts and our commitment to eliminate all illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030,” the Brazilian president wrote. Bolsonaro will participate in a Biden-led hypothetical climate summit on April 22-23, along with 40 other heads of state or government.
Brazil had already pledged to end illegal deforestation by 2030 by signing the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. But whether the country can fulfill that promise is seriously questioned after Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019. He is an advocate. Mining and agricultural exploitation in nature reserves and indigenous areas.
During Bolsonaro’s tenure, only deforestation and wildfires increased in the Amazon. Between August 2019 and July 2020, satellite data show that deforestation increased by 9.5 percent over the previous 12 months, with free forest area reaching Jamaica. In 2019, those photos are still being called trumped-up lies.
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