The Wall Street Journal reports:
Brazil’s government, widely criticized by environmental groups as a negligent steward of the Amazon rainforest, has made an audacious offer to the Biden administration: Provide $1 billion and President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration will reduce deforestation by 40%.
The proposal was made as the Brazilian president prepares for a virtual environmental summit with roughly 40 heads of state hosted Thursday and Friday by President Biden, who has made battling climate change a centerpiece of his administration.
Mr. Bolsonaro argues that the only way to save the jungle is through carbon credits and by financing sustainable economic activities so people can make a living from fish farming, cacao production and other activities that don’t require the razing of trees.
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Brazil’s government has made an audacious offer to the Biden administration: Provide $1 billion and the Bolsonaro administration will reduce deforestation by 40% https://t.co/s5vr6D10O7
— David Luhnow (@davidluhnow) April 21, 2021