Responding to climate change
Home to a large percentage of the world’s remaining forests, Brazil is a leading southern voice in international climate change negotiations. The 20 million Brazilians living in extreme poverty are likely to be among the worst affected by climate change. We therefore work with state governments to develop policies that link climate change mitigation with combating poverty. We also work with communities to establish sustainable forest management systems and reforest areas on land reform settlements, while helping state governments measure the quality and impact of new initiatives aimed at reducing deforestation.