Brazil’s VP says country won’t meet deforestation reduction target

Deforestation in the Amazon between August 2019 and July 2020 was 10,851 km², an area larger than Puerto Rico.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil will not be able to achieve the goal of reducing deforestation in the Amazon by 10% in the reference year from August 2020 to July 2021, Vice President Hamilton Mourão, head of the National Council for the Legal Amazon (CNML), admitted Monday, August 2.

"I probably won't achieve what I envisioned as our task, which is to achieve a 10% reduction. I think it will be between 4% and 5%," the general said in Brasilia.

According to the Prodes satellite observation system of the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), which publishes its . . .

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