Brazil Puts a $10 Billion-a-Year Price Tag on Carbon Neutrality

Brazil, South America’s top-emitting nation, is home to a large part of the Amazon rainforest, which has seen a jump in wildfires and deforestation over the past two years. The country has faced global outrage as fires have  destroyed large swaths of the precious biome, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, and the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland. President , who’s governed with a far-right-wing agenda, has been a strong advocate for opening up the Amazon to mining and agriculture, has questioned the existence of climate change, and even publicly clashed with French President over climate issues.

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