Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

Chamber Articles Category: Agribusiness Post Date: 08/10/18 Source: Reuters By: Reuters Staff
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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday.

Brazil reduced its emission from deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 610 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), compared to its 2020 target of 564 million tonnes. In the Cerrado savanna, emissions were reduced 170 million tonnes of carbon dioxide versus a target of 104 million tonnes.
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