Bolsonaro Revokes Decree Protecting Amazon Biomes From Deforestation

The 2009 Decree prevented the planting of sugarcane from expanding into the Amazon or Pantanal biomes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, November 6th, Bolsonaro's government revoked the decree establishing sugarcane agroecological zoning and preventing its expansion into sensitive areas in the country, such as the Amazon forest and the Pantanal wetland.

Decree 6.961, of 2009, was one of the main factors that made Brazilian ethanol a differentiating factor for exports, specifically for protecting biomes from deforestation. Sugarcane zoning was formally advocated even by the UNICA (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association) last year.

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