Brazil’ s plea for help with de­for­esta­tion

Yorkshire Post - - UK & ABROAD | CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY -

BRAZIL: En­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter Ri­cardo Salles says Brazil is un­able to stop de­for­esta­tion in the Amazon with­out the help of rich coun­tries.

Speak­ing at the UN cli­mate change con­fer­ence, he de­clined to set a tar­get for lim­it­ing de­for­esta­tion, but said the coun­try is com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity. De­for­esta­tion has jumped by nearly 30pc in the Amazon in a year.

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