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Brazil’s gas emissions have the second largest increase in almost two decades in 2021

Brazil registered in 2021 the second largest increase in greenhouse gas emissions in almost two decades, according to a report released yesterday by the Climate Observatory, the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), and other partner entities.

That year, the volume grew by 12.5 percent over 2020 and reached 2.4 billion gross tons, less than that recorded in 2003, when it rose by 20 percent.

The amplification of deforestation, especially in the Amazon, is the main reason for the increase, according to IPAM.

From 2020 to 2021, the total CO2 equivalent (GtCO2e) affecting Brazilian biomes increased from 1 billion . . .

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