Some praise, others pan, Brazil’s carbon plan


Many environmentalists are commending Brazil for the carbon-reduction plan it has released in advance of the upcoming U.N. climate summit, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 30 in Paris, France, with the goal of producing a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol. Some others, though, fault the Brazilian blueprint on grounds that it and the proposals of other leading carbon-emitting countries would not collectively achieve the emissions reductions needed to avoid the catastrophic consequences of global warming. And even those green groups who see merit Brazil’s plan question how its targets can be reached. Before the summit convenes, U.N. member countries are expected to submit their carbon plans—called “intended nationally determined contributions” or INDCs—to specify their emission reductions and how they’ll... [Log in to read more]

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