"Deforestation Freeze Unlikely in U.S.-Brazil Climate Declaration"

"A target date for Brazil to reach zero net deforestation, something climate activists have been asking for, is not expected to be a part of a U.S.-Brazilian joint climate declaration to be issued next week when President Dilma Rousseff visits Barack Obama in Washington, climate specialists say.

The specialists are, however, hoping the two countries will at least announce plans for a bold cooperation to tackle the main causes of deforestation in Brazil, home to the world's largest tropical forest.

Brazil and the United States plan to issue a joint declaration expressing both countries' commitment to the success of the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris later this year."

Marcelo Teixeira reports for Reuters June 26, 2015.


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Source: Reuters, 06/26/2015