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Brazil to cut emissions by 37% by 2025

September 29 2015

The world’s 7th biggest greenhouse gas polluter pledged an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on Sunday, in a global pact against climate change.

Brazil announced its agreement to cut emissions by 37% by 2025 by reducing deforestation and increasing the use of renewable sources.

Brazil has already achieved significant emissions cuts in the past decade primarily due to efforts to reduce deforestation in the Amazon.

By 2030, Brazil aims to get 66% of its electricity from hydro-power via its large dams and 23% from other renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass creating an intended emissions reduction of 43%.

The target would reduce Brazilian emissions from the current level of 1.6bn tonnes a year to 1.5bn tonnes by 2025 and 1.3bn tonnes by 2030.

The Brazilian president also announced that the country will strive to end illegal deforestation by the same year.

“Our goals are just as ambitious, if not more so, than those set by developed countries,” President Dilma Rousseff said as she announced the targets at the UN in New York.

In talks on the new climate agreement, developed countries are expected to shoulder the biggest responsible for cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The US has pledged a reduction of 26-28% between 2005 and 2025 with major developing countries such as China and South Africa pledging to rein in their emissions as their economies expand.

Source The Guardian 

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