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Brazilian states sign the climate commitment

The Brazilian Conference on Climate Change, held in Recife (PE) between November 6 and 8, was the scene of major announcements for subnational governments. The 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District have signed the “Letter of State Environment Bodies for Climate”, which includes 17 climate policy commitments.

The paper presented by the Brazilian Association of State Environmental Entities (Abema) ratifies the impact of climate change on a regional and local scale, and recognizes the strategic role of states in promoting adaptation to climate events.

"Climate change has impacts on society as a whole and facing this challenge is a task for all governments. We have combined 48 state agencies, foundations and local authorities to sign this document", said during the event Germano Vieira, Abema President and Minas Gerais State Secretary of Environment.
The letter also points to the need to adopt a low carbon development model, with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, associated with job creation, conservation of natural resources, reduction of inequalities and expansion of social progress.

José Bertotti, Pernambuco's Secretary of Environment and Sustainability, added: “Climate change is not just a scientifically proven problem. It is a reality that affects people. This event is an opportunity to discuss these issues, find ways to sustainable development and ratify our commitment to the environment and everyone's future”.

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