Brazil’s Largest Companies Demand End to Amazon Deforestation

The negative international perception that the country is doing little to curb deforestation may hurt Brazil financially, say business leaders.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Leaders of some of Brazil’s largest companies as well as multinationals with offices in the country, have delivered a ‘manifesto’ to Vice-President Hamilton Mourão, stating their concern about the lack of swift action on the part of the Brazilian government in relation to the deforestation of the Amazon Forest.

“In particular, this group follows with greater attention and concern the impact on business of the current negative perception of Brazil's image abroad in relation to socio-environmental issues in the Amazon," says the letter sent to Mourão on Monday.

"This negative . . .

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