Lula da Silva's election in Brazil has put the conservation of the world's rainforests back on the table. Three countries are home to more than half of the world's tropical rainforests.
Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo have joined forces to launch an "OPEC for the rainforests" in the style of the group of countries that manage oil production around the world (Algeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela).
According to The Guardian, this alliance will allow Brazil, Indonesia, the Congo, and . . .