Brazil – GBRI
 

The wildfires raging in the Brazilian Amazon sparked a global outcry with many companies announcing that they would not buy any products from the country that are linked to deforestation. Leading shoe company VF Corporation, owner of Timberland and Vans, announced that it will stop purchasing Brazilian leather until it is assured that it does not […]

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Norway is the largest shareholder in oil firm Equinor, fertilizer-producer Yara, and aluminum producer Norsk Hydro, and the country just urged all three businesses with operations in Brazil to ensure they are not in any way contributing to the destruction of Amazon rainforest. It also asked their representatives to be conscious about their supply chains. The […]

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Following a global outcry over the massive fires raging in the Amazon rainforests, Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro recently put a ban on clearing the forest land for 60 days. Bolsonaro has been facing a lot of criticism for his promises to open the Amazon to mining and farming and the alarming increase in the rate […]

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Since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in Brazil, the country has witnessed alarming rises in monthly Amazon deforestation rates. This has prompted Germany to suspend funding worth $39.5 million to Brazil aimed at supporting wide range of environmental and conservation projects in the nation. “The policy of the Brazilian government in the Amazon raises doubts as […]

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Under Brazil’s new far right President Jair Bolsonaro, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has begun at an alarming rate. It is being reported that every single minute, an area the size of three football fields is being cut. This could spell disaster for the planet as the rainforest absorbs large amounts of atmospheric carbon, thereby […]

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Much to the chagrin of environmentalists, Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro has done exactly what was expected of him. Mere a few hours after taking office, Bolsonaro transferred the responsibility for regulating and creating new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which has close ties to the powerful agribusiness lobby. The move sparked outcry from indigenous leaders, […]

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According to Brazil government sources, 7900 square kilometres of the Amazon was cleared between August 2017 and July 2018, making it the worst annual deforestation rate in a decade. Already environmentalists fear that Brazil’s new President’s policies could prove to be catastrophic for the Amazon and global climate as he announced his intention of opening […]

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The world’s biggest carnival has lit up the streets of Brazil – with colorful performances, ecstatic revelers, awestruck tourists and well, lots and lots of glitter. The carnival, famous for its samba street parties where most revelers make an appearance with colorful glitter smeared over their bodies, has come under the scrutiny of activists who […]

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Climate change is warming our Earth like never before. Among the major factors that contribute to global warming is rapid deforestation of our rainforests. Now a new project led by Conservation International is attempting to reverse deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by planting 73 million trees covering around 70,000 acres of land. If all goes according […]

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Since the last 30 years or so, environmentalists have been quite vocal about the exploitation of Brazil’s precious Amazon rainforest by businesses for products like soy and beef. Their relentless efforts succeeded in controlling the Amazon deforestation to some extent. However, it now appears that measures to save the rainforest might have pushed some of […]

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