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Brazil: Deforestation in the Amazon is decreasing, but the devastation continues

Brazil: Deforestation in the Amazon is decreasing, but the devastation continues

According to an environmentalist, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro hands over to his successor, Lula da Silva, “an Amazon in flames”. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined in the 12 months to July, according to new government data, as new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seeks to restore protection for the vital rainforest. National …

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Brazil: Deforestation in the Amazon is decreasing, but the devastation continues

Brazil: Deforestation in the Amazon is decreasing, but the devastation continues

According to an environmentalist, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro hands over to his successor, Lula da Silva, “an Amazon in flames”. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined in the 12 months to July, according to new government data, as new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seeks to restore protection for the vital rainforest. National …

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Amazon deforestation in Brazil remains near its highest level in 15 years

Amazon deforestation in Brazil remains near its highest level in 15 years

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon slowed slightly last year, a year after a 15-year high, according to closely watched figures released Wednesday. The data was released by the National Institute for Space Research. The agency’s Prodes monitoring system shows the rainforest lost an area roughly the size of Qatar, some …

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Good for the planet: at COP27, Lula da Silva positioned Brazil as a climate leader

Good for the planet: at COP27, Lula da Silva positioned Brazil as a climate leader

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the COP27 Indigenous Leaders Event. Source: Flickr “Brazil is back,” President-elect Luis Inacio Lula da Silva said in his November 16 speech to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. But it’s a Brazil far more sensitive to climate change, Amazon deforestation and indigenous peoples’ rights than the one Lula assumed …

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Lula presents a vision for Brazil and the planet at COP 27

Lula presents a vision for Brazil and the planet at COP 27

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Brazil’s new president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, laid out his vision for the world’s largest rainforest and the future of a warming planet in front of hundreds of supporters during the annual climate talks here on Wednesday. In a 30-minute speech, he promoted respect for nature, the rights of indigenous …

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With Lula poised to take over, what role can Brazil play on the climate?

With Lula poised to take over, what role can Brazil play on the climate?

Minas Gerais, Brazil – Just hours after Brazilians elected Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the country’s next president, the first signs of international enthusiasm and hope for the country’s return to the climate action game were already visible. International leaders said they looked forward to working with Lula’s government, especially on the environment; Norway …

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