by João Marcelo
SAO PAULO – Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said in an interview with the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo that he will ask the United States for US $ 1 billion to combat deforestation in the Amazon. He said that with the amount, it will reduce deforestation in the Amazon by up to 40% in 12 months. It is the first time that the minister has presented a goal of reducing deforestation in the region.
Ricardo Salles said the plan will be presented to the US government at the Summit of Leaders on Climate,