U.S. and Brazil pledge more development for Amazon

  • Sunday 15, September 2019 10:30 AM
  • U.S. and Brazil pledge more development for Amazon
Sharjah24 – Reuters: On Friday (September 13), the United States and Brazil pledged a $100 million biodiversity conservation fund for the Amazon rainforest to be led by the private sector even as the Brazilian foreign minister said the only way to protect the rainforest is to create new jobs.
In a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo rejected claims that his country is unable to cope with the environmental challenges of the Amazon, as recent world attention has focused on the growing number of fires.

He said unfounded alarm over global climate change was threatening Brazilian sovereignty and what was needed was more jobs for residents of the Amazon.