Brazil’s Forest Code Completes 5 Years With Little Advancement

According to environmentalists, since the new code was approved by congress in 2012 deforestation in the Amazon region has increased by sixty percent.

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 environmental entities. According to them deforestation increased by sixty percent between 2013 and 2016, the highest since 2009.

“Measures to combat deforestation and restriction of economic activities in municipalities on the MMA (Environment Ministry) list are not working. They need to be strengthened,” says Juan Doblas an adviser to Instituto SocioAmbiental (ISA).

According to the environmentalist, the new Forest Code gave . . .

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