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The expectation is that weekly talks will be held between environmental technicians from the two governments

EDU ANDRADE / FATOPRESS / ESTADÃO CONTENTAccording to ministries, possibilities for cooperation to combat deforestation and climate change were discussed

The ministers Ernesto Araújo, Foreign Affairs, and Ricardo Salles, from the Environment, attended a virtual meeting with the United States government’s special envoy for climate change, John Kerry. According to ministries, possibilities for cooperation in combating logging and climate change. According to the portfolios of the federal government, Brazil and U.S will deepen the contact to seek sustainable and lasting solutions to common challenges. Through social media, Ricardo Salles commented on the importance of the meeting. “An important issue, because the partnership that we are going to establish with the government that is starting, from the United States, to deal with several themes, among them, those resources related to carbon credit, so important for the care of our Amazon”, said, on video, in Twitter. Now, the expectation is that weekly conversations will be held between environmental technicians from the two governments, with the possible participation of the Brazilian minister and John Kerry.

This was the second meeting of high-level government officials after noise between Joe Biden, president-elect in the United States, and Jair Bolsonaro on environmental issues. Since the electoral campaign, the Democrat already said that guidelines on the environment would be placed as a priority in the relationship between the two countries and even threatened sanctions on Brazil. Biden offered a value of 20 billion dollars for the Amazon and said he would bring the world together to collect shares. However, Bolsonaro saw the proposal as an affront to Brazilian sovereignty and classified it as “regrettable”. The United States intends to hold on April 22 the “Earth Day Forum”, an event that will precede the Climate Summit, scheduled to take place in November, in Scotland.

* With information from the reporter Camila Yunes

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