BRAZIL CUTS DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS BELOW 2020 GOALS
On August 9, Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that the country has cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its 2020 emission goals under the 2009 Copenhagen Accord. More specifically, the country reduced deforestation emissions by 610 million tons of carbon dioxide in the Amazon rainforest and 170 million tons of carbon dioxide in the Cerrado savanna compared to its targets of 564 million tons and 104 million tons, respectively. Brazil has set goals for further steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for 2025 and 2030 under the Paris Agreement. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-climate/brazil-cuts-deforestat….