25 May '12, 6pm

Early reax to the news that Braz. pres Dilma has vetoed some of the worst of the new forest code Pressure mattered!

Brazilian President Stands Up for Forest Protections with Vetos Statement by Doug Boucher WASHINGTON (May 25, 2012) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced today that she is vetoing some of the controversial amendments to the country’s Forest Code that would have substantially weakened the country’s forest protection and climate mitigation actions. The amendments – pushed through the Brazilian congress by agricultural interests – include granting amnesty to landowners who illegally deforested before 2008 and reducing the mandatory forest cover for landowners in the Amazon from 80 percent to only 50 percent. In addition to threatening the Amazon, deforestation contributes to climate change. Harmful climate change emissions emitted through deforestation represent about 15 percent of the world's global warming pollution—more than the total emissions from every car, tru...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/brazilian-presid...

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