US calls Brazil’s Bolsonaro to act in Amazon protection summit

The US government faces a moral dilema if it is to fulfill its electoral pledge to conserve the Amazon rainforest without allowing Jair Bolsonaro, whose government oversaw the rise in deforestation in Brazil, money and political gain.

In his 2019 campaign, Joe Biden vowed to raise USD $20 billion in private and public funds to avoid “losing the Amazon” and warned of “serious economic repercussions.”

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