Brazil pledges to cut carbon emissions by more than a third within a decade

Brazil has announced it will reduce its carbon emissions by 37% by 2025. At the UN General Assembly in New York, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made the commitment ahead of […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Brazil has announced it will reduce its carbon emissions by 37% by 2025.

At the UN General Assembly in New York, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made the commitment ahead of the COP21 conference in Paris later this year.

To achieve the goal, Brazil has established some measures which include reduce deforestation in the Amazon and boost renewable projects in the country up to 45%.

President Dilma Rousseff added: “Brazil is making a big effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions without impacting our economic growth. We are expanding renewable sources in our energy mix, one of the cleanest in the world, investing in low carbon agriculture and we have reduced Amazon’s deforestation by 82%.”