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Brazil backtracks on plan to open up Amazon forest to mining

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Brazil’s Renca reserve is roughly the size of Switzerland and home to some of the world’s richest biodiversity. Photograph: Fabio Nascimento/Greenpeace

Campaigners welcome U-turn on Renca reserve but threat still exists as Brazil president has close ties to mining industry

September 26, 2017 — Amazon conservation groups have hailed a victory as the Brazilian government announced a U-turn on plans to open up swaths of the the world’s biggest forest to mining corporations. Continue reading Brazil backtracks on plan to open up Amazon forest to mining

Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years

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Critics fear the Renca reserve could suffer a similar fate as this land near the Parque Nacional Motanhas do Tumucumaque, Brazil, now home to a gold and iron mine. Photograph: Daniel Beltra for Greenpeace

Brazilian president has dissolved Renca to attract investment in region thought to contain gold, with critics warning of irreversible damage

August 24, 2017 — The Brazilian president Michel Temer has abolished an Amazonian reserve the size of Denmark, prompting concerns of an influx of mineral companies, road-builders and workers into the species-rich forest. Continue reading Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years

Norway issues $1bn threat to Brazil over rising Amazon destruction

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A strip of forest separates a eucalyptus plantation from cleared land, 40 miles north of Macapa, Brazil. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace

Deforestation in the Amazon is increasing amid cuts to protection, putting Norway’s financial aid in jeopardy, says minister

June 22, 2017 — Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial assistance will fall to zero. The leaders of the two nations meet in Oslo on Friday. Continue reading Norway issues $1bn threat to Brazil over rising Amazon destruction

Brazil senate approves Paris climate deal

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Rio. UN Photos

Olympic hosts take major step towards formal support of new UN climate deal, with announcement likely in September

August 12, 2016 — Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer looks set to announce his country’s ratification of the Paris Agreement in September, after a final legal hurdle for domestic approval was cleared.  Continue reading Brazil senate approves Paris climate deal