RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first meeting between the Brazilian and the United States governments to discuss the environment was marked by a clear message from president Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil will commit to deforestation and fire reduction targets if there is a direct injection of foreign money in the country.
Without resources from the United States and other wealthy countries, there would be no way to protect the environment as provided by international agreements. The goal now is to clearly show that there has been a change in position on the issue.
The need to seek a "financial arrangement" for . . .