Brazil announces significant reductions in its polluting emissions

27 September 2015

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced today at the Sustainable Development Summit that she is committing to reduce her greenhouse gas emissions by 37% by 2025, and by 43% by 2030.

He also indicated that his contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda includes the dismantling of illegal land use and the reduction of deforestation in 12 million hectares.

In her speech, the Brazilian president also referred to the achievements of her country in reducing poverty, which she attributed to social policies, income transfer and zero hunger, which have managed to remove 36 million Brazilians from extreme poverty and take your country off the world hunger map.

“Thanks to the minimum wage appreciation policies, the purchasing power of the population grew. We made great strides in housing programs, access to basic services, public health, and gender equality. We obtained these results because we understood that poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon, ”said the president.

However, he stressed that the end of poverty is the beginning of a long road and that the effort must be collective and global.

Dilma Rousseff highlighted that Brazil is one of the few developing countries to have adopted a goal of absolute reduction of its carbon emissions.

Even with one of the largest populations and GDP in the world, Brazil has goals that are even more ambitious than developed nations, said the president of that country.

27 September 2015

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced today at the Sustainable Development Summit that she is committing to reduce her greenhouse gas emissions by 37% by 2025, and by 43% by 2030.

He also indicated that his contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda includes the dismantling of illegal land use and the reduction of deforestation in 12 million hectares.

In her speech, the Brazilian president also referred to the achievements of her country in reducing poverty, which she attributed to social policies, income transfer and zero hunger, which have managed to remove 36 million Brazilians from extreme poverty and take your country off the world hunger map.

“Thanks to the minimum wage appreciation policies, the purchasing power of the population grew. We made great strides in housing programs, access to basic services, public health, and gender equality. We obtained these results because we understood that poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon, ”said the president.

However, he stressed that the end of poverty is the beginning of a long road and that the effort must be collective and global.

Dilma Rousseff highlighted that Brazil is one of the few developing countries to have adopted a goal of absolute reduction of its carbon emissions.

Even with one of the largest populations and GDP in the world, Brazil has goals that are even more ambitious than developed nations, said the president of that country.