Environment & Energy Report

After Snubbing Amazon Donations, Brazil Hopes They’ll Resume (1)

July 9, 2020, 9:14 PM

One year after saying Brazil doesn’t need money to protect the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration now says it expects international donations to the country’s Amazon Fund to resume.

Norway and Germany are speaking with Brazil about resuming donations, but the countries are conditioning their contributions on their acceptance of Brazil’s deforestation policies, Vice-President Hamilton Mourao told reporters after a video conference Thursday with the chief executive officers of seven European investment funds and one Japanese one.

“It is obvious” that international investors want to see results regarding a reduction in deforestation levels, he said. “If we manage to...

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