US, Brazil press private sector in Amazon

Radio France Internationale | Sep 13, 2019 at 3:25 PM
  • The United States and Brazil, the two major critics of the Paris climate accord, said Friday they would promote private-sector development in the Amazon, where fires have alarmed environmentalists.
  • Meeting in Washington, the top diplomats of the Western Hemisphere’s two most populous countries vowed to build on cooperation between their right-wing presidents, Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro.
  • Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo again hit back at European-led criticism over the handling of major fires in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest which plays a crucial role in soaking up carbon emissions behind climate change.