Amazon Deforestation Agreement

Brasília, Brazil - October 03, 2007 - Nine non-governmental organizations, including Greenpeace, today launched a proposal for a national agreement to end Amazon deforestation at an event attended by the Brazilian Minister of Environment and State Governors. The proposal aims to achieve a broad commitment from sectors of the Brazilian government and civil society for measures to ensure urgent protection for the Amazon rainforest.

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Executive summary: The signatories to this document propose that Brazil adopt a National Agreement on Acknowledging the Value of the Forest and Ending Amazon Deforestation which is to be achieved within seven years. Environmental services provided by the forest must benefit both local and global habitats, as well as supporting regional and national development.

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