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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon falls 66% in August

Reuters reports that deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon has declined by 66% in August.

The C3 Take
  • This 66% decrease is a significant win as deforestation tends to increase in August in September when the weather becomes drier.
  • In 2023 deforestation has decreased by 48% as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Brazil’s government has offered federal protections for parts of the Amazon.
  • Brazil can see increased success by adapting a legal framework that prioritizes and protects private property rights.

“Deforestation in the Amazon causes the loss of many species and their habitats, negatively impacts indigenous people and their health, causes fire, an increase in CO2 emission, soil erosion, flooding, desertification, pollution of rivers and lands, and negatively alters water cycle around the world.”

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