Apr 17, 2021

Brazil 'needs $10bn to reach zero emissions' says minister

Brazil's environment minister says the country needs $10bn a year in foreign aid in order to reach zero emissions by 2050. The move would mean that Brazil could achieve the symbolic figure 10 years earlier than currently planned. Brazil's environmental policies have brought international condemnation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office two years ago. Mr Bolsonaro has previously clashed with Inpe over its deforestation data, accusing it of smearing Brazil's reputation. Vice-President Hamílton Mourão said Brazil has a set goal to reduce illegal deforestation by 15-20% per year in order to eliminate it by 2030.

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