Brazil Hopes to Reward Landowners for Preserving Amazon Forest 1 234 567

Brazil Hopes to Reward Landowners for Preserving Amazon Forest

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The best way to further reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is paying owners to preserve their land, and Brazil plans to discuss how to fund such a program at a climate summit next month, the country's environmental minister said on Monday.Brazil wants to switch from stick to carrot in its fight against deforestation, with Minister Jose Sarney Filho telling reporters that enforcement and penalties used to decrease the clearance of forest will not be enough.The Amazon...

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