Rais­ing money not the only goal

The Citizen (KZN) - - World - Madrid

– Brazil will not hold up a deal set­tling the fi­nal items of the Paris Agree­ment on cli­mate change over a de­mand for more in­ter­na­tional fund­ing for do­mes­tic en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts.

Brazil En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Ri­cardo Salles has made se­cur­ing more money for the coun­try’s en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts in the Ama­zon his top pri­or­ity at United Na­tions cli­mate talks in Madrid this week.

The talks are fo­cused on set­ting rules for how the ac­cord will be im­ple­mented.

“Yes, the min­is­ter has well-founded ar­gu­ments for the case he is mak­ing. But this has no re­la­tion with the other top­ics of ne­go­ti­a­tion,” said Marco Tulio Cabral, the No 2 rank­ing diplomat at the sum­mit.

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