Between 2000 and 2007, the Brazilian Amazon was deforested
at a rate of 19,368 square km every year. In this time, 154,312 square km of forest have been destroyed, an area larger than Greece.
Deforestation and land-use change makes up 75% of Brazilian greenhouse gases emissions. From this total, 59% come from the loss of forest cover and burning in the Amazon region, making Brazil the fourth biggest climate polluter worldwide.