Brazil is clearing the air
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 40, October 2015
Rio de Janeiro — In the next years,
Brazil will spend much effort on a substantial climate improvement. The fifth largest country in the world wants to reduce its
greenhouse gas emissionsin 2025 by no less than 37 percent compared to the level in 2005.
president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff has intentionally set this ambitious goal in
New York at a UN summit on sustainable development.
Besides reducing greenhouse gases Mrs Rousseff also said Brazil will do more to tackle illegal logging.
In 2030 it should not occur any longer in the South American country. In the long term, Brazil does also not want to use coal, oil and gas anymore.
President Rousseff very ambitious in New York
That point must have been achieved before the end of this century. Brazil also expressed the hope that the reduction of greenhouse gases is 43 per cent in 2030.
The promise of Brazil is important considering the climate summit of the United Nations held in Paris, from 30 of November until 11 of December 11 later this year.
There 190 countries will try to sign a treaty which contains measures to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. As an emerging market between the developing and developed countries Brazil plays a key role in these negotiations.