Brazil working with Biden on climate, Amazon deforestation, says Foreign Minister

Araujo said he and Brazilian Environment Minister Salles had talked with President Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry, and that there were no “philosophical differences”, only differences in approach.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government and the Biden administration are working together on climate change, an area that appeared to be the main hurdle to good relations, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday, March 3th.

Conservative President Jair Bolsonaro had developed a close alignment with former U.S. President Donald Trump and shared his disdain for climate change issues and international accords.

But that has changed now, according to Araújo, speaking remotely to the Council of the Americas hemispheric business forum.

“Something that was regarded as an impediment... is totally out of the . . .

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