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Given the Amazon’s critical role in capping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the Wilson Center Brazil Institute launched the Brazil-US Dialogue on Sustainability and Climate Change in partnership with Uma Concertação Pela Amazônia.

The Final Report from the Dialogue’s four sessions produced a series of policy recommendations to combat deforestation and generate sustainable modes of employment and production in the Brazilian Amazon in the areas of: (1) Carbon emissions reductions; (2) Financing tropical forest protection; (3) Sustainable agriculture; and (4) Indigenous partnerships.

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