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Explained: Brazil's environmental changes under President Jair Bolsonaro

Updated : May 15, 2019 11:45 AM IST

This is not the first time the far-right Bolsonaro has made clear he intends to make major changes to Brazil's environmental policy, including opening the globally vital Amazon rain forest to development and agribusiness.
During the campaign, then-presidential candidate Bolsonaro vowed that if elected, "not a centimetre" more of land would be demarcated for indigenous reserves.
Bolsonaro's plans to open the Amazon to greater development would make it impossible for Brazil to meet its reduced emissions targets in the coming years.
Explained: Brazil's environmental changes under President Jair Bolsonaro
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