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Brazils carbon emissions rose 9.6% in 2019 with Amazon deforestation: study

Nov 06, 2020 - Reuters UK

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s carbon emissions increased by 9.6% in 2019 mainly due to higher deforestation in the Amazon during the first year of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, a report published on Friday said.

The data indicates that Brazil will fail to meet its carbon emission targets for this year and is moving away from its 2025 target.

Brazil emitted 2.175 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in 2019, according to SEEG, the most comprehensive study on...