BRAZIL BECOMES NEXT BIG ECONOMY TO RELEASE CLIMATE PLAN
In a joint announcement with the United States, Brazil announced its plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions in preparation for United Nations climate negotiations in Paris later this year. Details of the plan include doubling electrical generation from renewable sources to 20% of the nation's power by 2030 and restoring 30 million acres of Amazonian rainforest. Though the plan has yet to be submitted to the U.N., commentators have praised the announcement for bringing another major economy into the fold. Brazil, which is among the top 10 emitters of carbon, joins about 40 other countries that have already announced climate plans. For the full story, see http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/world/americas/us-and-brazil-agree-on-climate-change-actions.html?_r=0.