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Brazil’s Forest Code Completes 5 Years With Little Advancement

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On the eve of completing its five-year anniversary, Brazil’s Forest Code has barely advanced, say...
The joint committee that examines the Provisional Measure (MP) amending the new Forest Code, Brazil News

Forest Code Provisions Approved: Daily

By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The joint committee formed to examine the provisional measure to the Forest Code approved the main text...
Alfonso Stefanini, environmental consultant in Rio.

The Political Compromise of the Forest Code

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Veto the Forest Code, Dilma!" This is what you hear on the streets from the...
Brazil Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, photo by José Cruz/ABr.

Brazil Forestry Code Part-Vetoed

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed part of the controversial Código Florestral (Forestry Code)...
Protesters outside Planalto, Valter Campanato/ABr

Decision on Forestry Code Due: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff is expected to decide today, Thursday, if she is to veto...

Amendments to Forestry Code Move Forward

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Senate’s Environmental Commission concluded voting on the new Brazilian Forestry...
Brazil,Activists fighting against lumber taken out of the Amazon forest are the ones under the greatest danger,

Investments Against Deforestation Decline in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government investments to combat deforestation in the Amazon region steeply declined during the period between...
Izabella Teixeira

Deforestation in Amazon Increased: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has increased 28 percent according to new reports released...
Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus, Brazil News

Norway Pays to Slow Deforestation: Daily

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Norway is to give Brazil’s Amazon Fund US$180 million in recognition of its success in bringing...
Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Brazil Joins Forest Restoration Plan: Daily

By Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Joining the debate against global deforestation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, also known...
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