U.S. business group asked Brazil to ratify goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050

Trade between the U.S. and Brazil has reached an all-time high. Between January and September, US$49.6 billion was exchanged, the highest volume recorded in this period since 1997. However, trade between Brazil and China totaled US$100 billion in the first nine months of this year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - American business people and investors who met with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Washington asked him to ratify Brazil becoming carbon neutral starting in 2050. The Brazilian Congress ratified a trade protocol signed between the two countries a year ago to come into force.

During an event in April, President Jair Bolsonaro announced that Brazil anticipated its carbon neutrality goal -in practice, to cease or offset all its pollutant emissions- from 2060 to 2050. However, the country has not yet formalized the change.

"This is a great priority, as it is symbolic of Brazil's commitment to . . .

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