To fund a crackdown against gang violence, Ecuador’s recently elected president Daniel Noboa suggested a moratorium on a vote to ban an Amazon oil drilling project.
The Brazilian government wants to tap forest protection funds to pave a major highway. Western donors say that goes against the fund’s rules.
“Things are going downhill with the new government”, said one gold miner when detained by Brazil’s federal police
Brazil’s transport ministry plans to bid for money from the Amazon Fund to pave the world’s “most sustainable highway”
Eight South American nations agreed on a list of joint actions to protect the Amazon rainforest, but failed to mention a long-awaited target to halt deforestation.
Colombia wants to restrict oil production while the Brazilian government is divided on the issue
With all their flaws, carbon offsets are not the solution to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest – leaders should acknowledge that
An upcoming summit on protecting the Amazon has become the focus of a Indigenous and civil society-led campaign to set up an exclusion zone for fossil fuels
Experts consulted by Climate Home News suggested the vote will define Ecuador’s economic model for the future.
While President Lula’s environment minister Marina Silva supported the decision, Lula ally Randolfe Rodrigues vowed to oppose it
Brazil’s president, Lula da Silva, met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping in China and announced new collaborations to control illegal deforestation.
Brazil’s new government is clamping down on illegal gold mining in the Amazon rainforest, using satellite imagery to find and destroy mining camps
On his first day in office as Brazil’s president, Lula da Silva signed a package of seven executive orders to protect the environment
Brazil’s president-elect got a hero’s welcome at Cop27, where he met with climate envoys from the US and China
Lula has vowed to halt deforestation but analysts warn that a right-wing dominated Congress and political inertia will make it challenging
Climate is emerging as a major issue in Brazil’s presidential contest, with both leading candidates promising to protect the Amazon rainforest
Through control of their territory, the Deni people sustainably manage stocks of pirarucu, boosting their numbers 425% in 11 years
Members of the IUCN Congress overwhelmingly backed the motion but Brazilian experts warn the verdict will likely be ignored by Bolsonaro’s government