President Lula’s First Pro-Environment Acts Protect Indigenous People and the Amazon

rainforest canopy amazon President Lula’s First Pro-Environment Acts Protect Indigenous People and the Amazon

Takeaways:

  • Brazil’s president Lula issued six decrees revoking or altering anti-environment and Indigenous measures that were put in place under his predecessor Jair Bolsanaro.
  • One of the decrees annuls mining in Indigenous lands and protected areas.
  • Another decree reinstates the Amazon Fund, which provides funding to developed nations to finance various programs to stop deforestation.

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