Brazilian President Introduces Strategy to Put an End to Amazon Deforestation

Lula da Silva has unveiled plans to fulfill his promise to stop deforestation in the Amazon by 2030 by strengthening law enforcement to fight environmental crime in the world’s largest rainforest.

Under former right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil joined a joint deal with over 140 countries in 2021 to stop global deforestation by 2030, while left-wing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who took office on January 1, has made it one of his top priorities. , its environmental policy.

The Action Plan to Combat Deforestation in the Amazon outlines the coordinated policies of more than a dozen ministries until Lula’s term expires in 2027.

The plan calls for increased use of intelligence information and satellite imagery to track criminal activity, regulate land ownership and use the rural registry to oversee the proper management of forests, all of which are critical to slowing global climate change.

Among the measures to be taken, the authorities will compare and verify information from the financial system with the rural register and other databases and satellite imagery to prevent illegal logging and livestock production.

Source: AFP.

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