President to save Amazon – level 3
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has become the new president of Brazil; he defeated Jair Bolsonaro with 50.9% to 49.1%.
The result is a change in political direction for Latin America’s largest economy, and the government is focusing on towards the management of the Amazon rainforest.
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, and many call it the Earth’s lungs because it’s crucial to reduce carbon emissions. During Bolsonaro’s tenure, deforestation levels reached a 15-year high.
In contrast, Lula publicly committed to over 20 environmental policies, including carbon pricing, new incentives for sustainable farming, and a committee to ensure that Brazil sticks to its environmental goals. During Lula’s previous two terms as president, the country cut deforestation in the Amazon by more than 70%.
Now, Norway is ready to resume discussions on financial aid to protect the Amazon. That country stopped its collaboration along with Germany two years ago in protest to Bolsonaro’s policies.
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