In response to the today’s joint US–Brazil announcement on climate change, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Lou Leonard, US vice president, climate change:
“Protecting communities at home requires the US to cooperate with others to reduce climate pollution abroad. Today’s announcement with Brazil is a good start; the proof will be when these broader statements are translated into concrete US support.
“Brazil’s forest restoration pledge and renewed commitment to eliminate illegal deforestation is welcomed, but setting a firm deadline and properly implementing these policies is crucial. The two countries got it right with a joint commitment to increase renewables. The targets are a clear step forward, and eminently achievable. Further cooperation among these leaders and others is vital to unlock more ambition and set the stage for a stronger global agreement in December.”