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COP26: Brazil announces more ambitious emission cuts and deforestation targets

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "We are presenting a new, more ambitious climate target, increasing from 43% to 50% [greenhouse gas reduction] by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050, to be formalized during COP26," said Environment Minister Joaquim Leite during a presentation in Brasilia broadcast live at the Brazil pavilion in Glasgow.

Gas reductions will be based on 2005 emissions. The neutrality target had been advanced by the government from 2060 to 2050 last April.

The government also announced Monday that it will advance its goal to eliminate illegal deforestation by 2 years, from 2030 to 2028, despite high figures in . . .

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