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Presidency calls for proposal to meet Paris Agreement targets

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Document submitted to the Brazilian Climate Change Forum suggests a 120-day period for studies and meetings with civil society
published: Aug 10, 2018 05:09 PM last modified: Aug 10, 2018 05:09 PM

A new document signed on Thursday (9 August) during a working meeting of the Brazilian Climate Change Forum (FBMC) determined that a proposal be prepared aiming to ensure compliance with the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets assumed by Brazil under the Paris Agreement. 

Another goal is to find a way to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2060. The deadline for preparation of the draft proposal, which will be debated with society to arrive at a final strategy, is 120 days. 

Commitment 

Signed in 2015 and subsequently ratified by the National Congress and the Brazilian government, the Paris Accord is a compromise signed by 195 nations aiming to maintain global average temperature increases below 1.5 ° C compared to 2005 levels. 

One of the first countries to sign the agreement, Brazil undertook to reduce its carbon emissions by 37% by 2025 with the possibility of achieving a 43% decrease by 2030, among other commitments. "We were one of the first to sign our accession to the Paris Agreement, just after China," said Michel Temer, President of the Republic. 

Source: Portal Planalto with information from the Ministry of the Environment 

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