Saturday, 9 January 2010

Brazil moves to cut emissions

Hobart Mercury
Thursday 31/12/2009 Page: 21

PRESIDENT Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has signed a law requiring that Brazil cut greenhouse gas emissions by 39% by 2020, meeting a commitment made at the Copenhagen climate change summit. Brazil announced at the summit a "voluntary commitment" to reduce CO2, emissions by between 36.1 and 38.9% in the next 10 years. The new law, however, is subject to several decrees setting out responsibilities.