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WWF Statement on US-Brazil Announcement on Climate Change

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.”