Last year, Brazilian forestry production totalled US$ 7.9 billion, registering expansion over the previous year, when the sector totalled US$ 7.3 billion.
Instituto Floresta, from Mato Grosso, should develop a project among the population living near the Amazon region of the highway to prevent forest fires. Works on the road are in progress.
The BR-163 in southern Pará and northern Mato Grosso is even worse than the Trans-Amazonian. Scenes from the past reach the present, with cattle driven by cowboys over hundreds of kilometres.
Symbolising a model that failed, the road is a string of holes and dust, among beautiful landscapes, unique characters and endless stories. In the Amazon summer, passenger cars may cross.
Peru is going to adopt technologies applied in Brazil and Germany for preventing pollution and recovering degraded areas. The cooperation effort is provided for in an agreement signed last June.
The Arab nation, comprised of three islands, has launched a nationwide tree-planting campaign. A total of 254,000 trees will be planted to make up for deforestation and fight climate change.
Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made an assessment of the Climate Conference this Monday. He stated that the meeting managed to solve part of the problem, but criticized the US' stance.
The Brazilian Chief of Staff, Dilma Roussef, said that developed countries want to split the contributions to the fund for fighting global warming into near-equal parts.
The president of COP-15, Connie Hedegaard, stepped down after being accused of favouring wealthy countries in the negotiations. She will be replaced by the Danish prime-minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen.
Representatives of 192 countries race against the clock to close a deal on climate in Copenhagen. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has already left Brazil headed for the meeting.
The heads of delegations of countries like Brazil, China, India and South Africa should have a common strategy to force countries to adopt daring measures against global warming.
The first draft of an agreement at the World Climate Conference, in Copenhagen, preserves commitments made by countries in the Kyoto Protocol, but should also include targets for the United States.