Brazil rollback of environment rules blow to Paris pact


Brazil rollback of environment rules blow to Paris pact

By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets – a signal it is stepping back from its global leadership on climate change just as the United States is also retreating.Congress has already passed two measures that will dramatically reduce the size of protected environmental reserves. Lawmakers are also considering substantially relaxing environmental licensing rules for infrastructure, agricultural and industrial projects. A proposal that would change how indigenous lands are designated, potentially reducing their size and protection, is also …

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