- March 24, 2023
- Natlaw Review
Brazil and US Leaders Advance Climate Agendas and Commit to Cooperation in Recent Meetings; Brazil also Makes Progress on Chemical Regulation
The Brazilian government has made progress in its commitment to tackle climate change, deforestation and promote sustainable development. The Brazilian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silva, met with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, in Brasilia, to discuss cooperation to fight deforestation, promote clean energy and low-emission agriculture practices. The Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva also met with President Biden in Washington to discuss conserving the Amazon, with Biden pledging to work with Congress to provide funds for this purpose. Progress was also made in Brazil's chemical regulatory initiatives, with the launch of an orientation guide for the proper disposal of ozone-depleting substances and a public hearing to unify procedures for bidding on exploration areas and production of oil and gas.
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