Friday, December 4, 2009

Brazil could halt Amazon deforestation within a decade

Amazon deforestation

Funds generated under a U.S. cap-and-trade or a broader U.N.-supported scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation ("REDD") could play a critical role in bringing deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon to a halt, reports a team writing in the journal Science.

[Photograph by: Alberto Cesar/Greenpeace]

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