Government Creates Low Carbon Committee

The organ was established by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services

The organ was established by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services
From the Media

Sep 24, 2018 - Bloomberg

The Brazil presidential election is too close to call in a likely second-round runoff and the first-round race has tightened, a new poll showed on Saturday. Fernando Haddad, the leftist Workers’ Party candidate, would get 43% in the runoff while far-right former paratrooper Jair Bolsonaro would have 40%, according to a survey published by the news website Poder360. The survey corroborates others in recent days predicting no candidate will win more than half of valid votes in the first round on Oct. 7, prompting a likely second round on October 28.

Sep 24, 2018 - Reuters

The Brazilian government predicted it will have more breathing room than expected to deliver its 2018 fiscal target due to higher revenues and lower expenses. In a bimonthly report, the government forecast it would meet this year’s target of a deficit of 159 billion reais (US$ 39.38 billion), with 8.225 billion reais to spare before interest rate payments, compared with 1.845 billion reais in leeway predicted previously.

Sep 24, 2018 - International Law Office

Although Brazil is attempting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the target proposed by Brazil in the Paris Agreement on the United Nations Climate Change Conference was a 43% reduction by 2030. Nevertheless, the government is clearly trying to balance environmental and economic considerations and its initiatives show that it is aligning itself with current international trends. As such, the prognosis is optimistic, and the world will undoubtedly watch as Brazil seeks to meet its targets.

Sep 24, 2018 - AFP

Fountains were tinted black in several French towns Saturday during protests against plans by oil giant Total to drill near a coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon. The protesters insist the plan threatens a "unique" natural habitat. "The Amazon reef is not an oil well" and "Defend the Amazon reef," read banners held aloft by supporters of Greenpeace and environmental group ANV-Cop21 as they converged on some 30 towns including Paris, Rennes in the west, Bordeaux in the south, and Nancy in the east. The protests came as Total was preparing to unveil the findings of a new study into the planned project's impact to Brazilian authorities.