70% of the Amazon forest could be degraded by 2050

In addition to deforestation, forest degradation provoked by human action is among the main sources of carbon emission. Fire and drought are the main factors responsible for future degradation, indicative of the gravity of climate change. Even if the Amazonian countries achieve the promised goal of zero deforestation in 2030, the degradation will continue, as David Lapola explains in an interview with InfoAmazonia.

As ministras do Meio Ambiente, Marina Silva, e Povos Indígenas, Sônia Guajajara, o presidente do BNDES, Aloízio Mercadante, falam do Comitê Orientador do Fundo Amazônia.

Amazon Fund gains importance in Brazilian diplomacy and draws attention from more countries

Main donor Norway may increase contributions; The country’s minister of the environment is visiting Brazil until Saturday (25) and reaffirms commitment, while adding that they support Brazil in the mobilization of additional resources. Switzerland, France, Spain, the UK and the US have also expressed interest in investing in the fund.


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