Bolsonaro slashes Brazil’s environment budget, day after climate talks pledge | Brazil | The Guardian

Speaking on Thursday to the summit organised by US President Joe Biden, Bolsonaro pledged to double the budget for environmental enforcement and end illegal deforestation by 2030.

Less than 24 hours later, Bolsonaro signed off on the 2021 federal budget that included 2bn reais (US$365.30m) for the environment ministry and agencies it oversees, down from 2.6bn initially approved for 2020, according to the official government gazette. Spending can be adjusted over the course of the year.

Source: Bolsonaro slashes Brazil’s environment budget, day after climate talks pledge | Brazil | The Guardian