Brazil states forge ahead in climate change fight despite Bolsonaro ambivalence

State governments in Brazil have agreed to work toward fulfilling the country’s Paris Agreement climate change commitments, despite far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s ambivalence over the pact.

Bolsonaro said on his campaign trail he would withdraw Brazil from the accord, although later walked back those remarks. The country remains party to the agreement, with a commitment to reduce its national emissions by 37 percent by 2025.

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