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Brazil’s Government Pledges Zero Deforestation by 2030

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, announced plans to reduce by up to 43 percent gases which cause the greenhouse effect (GHG) and reduce to zero illegal deforestation of the Amazon by 2030. Rousseff spoke on Sunday to other leaders at the United Nations Conference for a Post 2015 Development Agenda. The resolutions of this conference will be taken to the COP-21 Climate Conference in Paris at the end of the year.

“Our goals are ambitious because we believe that the stability of our growth will come from the . . .

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