As the world’s fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and with deforestation as its greatest source of carbon pollution, Brazil is struggling to meet its targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.
As deforestation increases, so too do wildfires, a trend that impedes progress towards Brazil's climate commitments.
It's not too late for Brazil to become a climate champion. But for this to happen, Brazilian leaders need to act urgently to ensure the country achieves net-zero emissions by 2050 (with 2030 interim targets). A strong commitment from Brazil’s state governors can help keep the earth’s temperature below 1.5°C - which is what’s needed to prevent irreversible climate change.
Governors in Brazil must also commit to protect the invaluable biodiversity across the country, from its Amazon region to the Northeastern states, and ensure its citizens can overcome the devastating impacts of climate change already taking place.
We can get them to act - sign the open letter!