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Brazil São Paulo aims to curb pollution and seek green money at COP26

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It may not seem like it, but the city of São Paulo, a concrete megalopolis, has 40% of green cover, according to the city's Secretary of International Relations, Marta Suplicy.

Much of this cover is owed to the preservation of 25,000 hectares of Atlantic Forest, equivalent to one-sixth of São Paulo's territory, in the subdistrict of Parelheiros, in the south zone. "We are not a gray city," says Suplicy, its mayor between 2001 and 2005.

Reversing the image of a concrete jungle is part of a city plan to embrace . . .

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